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Khalsa Academy

This inclusive Sikh-ethos school was formed from a complex refurbishment and remodelling of the former Tarmac headquarters.

Working for the Department for Education and the sponsor Khalsa Academies, we converted a four-storey, vacant office building into academic facilities providing teaching, supportive learning, associated facilities, and an administrative suite. The external car park area was redesigned to provide a recreation space, including a 3G pitch, MUGA, tennis courts, habitat zone and social spaces.

The rear of the existing canteen building was partially demolished, with the remaining structure refurbished and a new side extension added, allowing the school to offer food technology and music facilities.

Remediation of mineshafts, earthworks, and the demolition of a series of derelict buildings was undertaken, which came with a series of challenges. These included the presence of Asbestos, contaminated land, numerous underground mine shafts, subsidence of land affecting existing buildings and an odour abatement issue. The challenges were successfully overcome through a collaborative approach to design and build, achieving a safe educational environment for all.


  • Celebrating Construction Awards 2019
    Integration & Collaborative Working

We have been very pleased and impressed by the work carried out by Glancy Nicholls for our new school, The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton. We would recommend them without hesitation.

Nick Singh Kandola, CEO Khalsa Academies Trust