20/12/2011 - Work begins at Ninestiles School, an Academy

Students of Ninestiles Academy have celebrated the beginning of a £1.7 million extension and refurbishment project to their school.

Representatives of Thomas Vale Construction, the appointed Contractor along with students and Principal Christine Quinn attended a site visit at the school in Acocks Green, Birmingham to mark the launch of work at their school.

Paul Burchell, Divisional Director, Thomas Vale Construction commented: “We are very excited to be working on another local school, to adapt Ninestles Academy into a more comfortable working environment for the pupils and staff”

Ninestiles School has 1400 students. It is nationally and internationally acknowledged as a high achieving, innovative and exciting school which recognises and celebrates the diversity of its community. The school became Birmingham’ first outstanding convertor Academy in January 2011.

The 18 week programme will provide the school with a new pre fabricated six classroom extension. Spanning two storeys the new facilities will be fully furnished to accommodate the needs of the students. In addition Thomas Vale will be carrying out roof repairs along with window and boiler replacement.

Earlier this year the construction giant completed a £700k project at Warwick House children’s home also Acocks Green which provides respite care for children with learning and physical disabilities as well as some youngsters who have challenging behavior.

Paul Burchell added: “Thomas Vale are delighted to continue working within the Acocks Green area on projects which benefit the local community”