We are working with a Solihull school to upgrade its learning facilities, as part of a £500,000 investment.

Hockley Heath Academy’s building programme will include two new classrooms, a changing room and an after school club space at the rear of the school. The additional rooms will allow for a larger special educational needs (SEN) room and a dedicated music room.

Fusion is project managing the build in addition to providing quantity surveying and CDMC services. Director Gavin Stephens said: “This project is unique for Fusion as it is the first time we have worked with a primary school. The construction work will be carried out in phases to ensure the classrooms can operate with minimal disruption. We hope the children enjoy their new and improved facilities.”

Fiona Mason, business development manager at Hockley Heath Academy, said: “When we achieved Academy status in August 2012 it meant we were able to manage our own school budgets and, therefore, choose where to invest in our facilities to most benefit our 230 students. The new development will provide a modern, spacious learning environment for our older pupils. It will also create designated areas for the teaching of music and for focused teaching groups. We are delighted by the support that we have received from Fusion in achieving this aim.”

The building project is due to be completed in March 2014.