Work is almost complete on a new £2 million teaching facility at Telford College of Arts and Technology for students with severe and complex learning disabilities.

Fusion is providing quantity surveying and CDM co-ordinator services for the construction of The Willow Tree – a 1,000 sq m secure facility that will comprise teaching rooms, a sensory room, a holistic therapy room, and a care suite.

Rachel Jelfs, CDM co-ordinator at Birmingham-based Fusion Building Consultancy said “The Willow Tree will extend the college’s teaching provisions for students with learning difficulties and disabilities and the design team and the college have been working very closely with the local authority to ensure that the right specification is achieved.

“It will be a secure building to ensure the students’ safety and have high levels of durability. A palette of materials and colours will be used throughout to create a welcoming comfortable atmosphere.”

The facility, which was designed by architects Pinnegar Hayward Design LLP, also includes a new access road and large drop-off area to accommodate multi-axle minibuses that can manoeuvre without reversing.

This specialised, high-quality project at Haybridge Road, Wellington, is being built by Paveaways Ltd, Oswestry, and it should be completed by the end of May.

It is the third new-build project that Birmingham-based Fusion has been involved with at the college, having undertaken QS and CDMC services at its £2.2 million Discovery Centre and £2 million automotive engineering workshop.

It has also carried out with a number of refurbishments at the college, including a new construction centre, facilities for arts students and learners with learning difficulties and disabilities, plus a number of demolitions.

The college, which has 6,000 campus-based students and has spent more than £10 million on refurbishments and new buildings, is just one of the many education providers in the Midlands the building consultancy has worked with.