The 2,795sq m development has been designed by Associated Architects and will comprise a four-court multi-use sports hall and fitness facilities for school and community use, as well as dance and drama studios, additional teaching spaces and a brand new sixth form centre.
Sustainability is central to the design and much of the building’s energy is to be generated by a biomass boiler and a large array of photovoltaic panels.
Tim Keyes, Headmaster of The King’s School said: “The ambitious SPACE project marks a major step forward for the school and will help us to realize some key long-term goals. The addition of a second sports hall, new training facilities and performance spaces will take sport and performing art at King’s to the next level.”
Kier Construction senior contracts manager, Ian Heeley, added: “This feels like a special project as the design really fits the environment and fills the space well. We are looking forward to making this design a reality and constructing a facility that will exceed the initial vision for the project.”
The new facilities, which are due to open in summer 2014, will reinforce the school as one of the leading academic institutions in the West Midlands.