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BUILDING ON A HEROIC SCALE – King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge


A LANDMARK building, which has transformed the look of a college campus, is to be named after a war hero who saved thousands of lives. 

The new £3.5 million Frank Foley building at Kind Edward VI College in Stourbridge, will be officially opened at a VIP Ceremony during the summer term, but it is already changing the lives of students and staff using it. 

“This is a fantastic addition to the College’s estate.  It is a building with real wow factor and we thought it was right that it was named after a local person who made such a fantastic contribution,” says College Principal Sharon Phillips. 

“It has exceeded our expectations, being of such a very high quality in terms of both design and build.  It is a tremendous benefit to the College and has transformed a fairly unattractive area and given the whole campus a real lift.” 

The building has changed the students’ day to day experience of college lift by adding new dance, drama, computing and graphic design facilities, as well as replacing an outdated junior common room with one that is twice the size. 

“We have already received a great many compliments about the new building from students and staff who really appreciate the improved facilities it offers,” adds Sharon. 

It will also help reduce running costs as it benefits from a highly energy efficient Natural Ventilation System which uses specially designed bricks.  The system was also used in a £1 million maths building development completed by Greswolde previously.