Rebuild Project

In 2008 Blakesley Hall Primary school underwent a total rebuild as part of the second phase of the Birmingham Schools PFI Project known as the PP2 programme.

The project cost £4.5 million, and the school now houses all 615 pupils, 28 teachers and 34 support staff in a 21st century state-of-the-art facility with new outdoor landscaping.

Fascinating Facts

During the rebuild:

  • 5,000 cubic metres of earth was moved
  • 350 cubic metres of concrete was used
  • 170 tonnes of steel was used
  • 600 foundation piles were required
  • 1,800 square metres of roofing panels were needed
  • 650 square metres of glazing were required.

Photos of the Rebuild

Here you can see a selection of photographs of the school in various stages of its rebuild.

The original school with the new building behind.
Preparing to knock down the old building.

Old portacabins.
Stage one site ready to build on.

First stage nearly built.
New portacabins arrive as stage two starts.

The start of a new playground.
The remaining old school is flattened.

Stage two frame work.
Before the interior walls went in.

Building the reception.
Reception in the making.

Landscaping still to be done.
The final product!