The school campus project is set to become one of the most extensive Passivhaus jobs in the UK to date.
The site – which is already occupied by Baxter College and St John’s Primary School – will be refurbished and developed alongside construction of the new Wyre Forest Special School.
Steve Speller, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “Following a successful design stage contract between ourselves and the council, we have been working to BIM Level 2 to aid in the achievement of stringent Passivhaus targets.
“Not only is this the first project of its kind in Worcestershire, but also a fantastic opportunity for us an SME to deliver our expertise on such a large-scale project.”
Construction begins next month, with the new build 16-bed weekly boarding unit that has been designed to achieve excellent thermal performance and airtightness, and uses a high percentage of recycled materials.
Refurbishment works of the primary school and college are also incorporated, as well as the design and build of a new Science block and Early Years Hub, with the whole project set to complete in 2014.