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Overbury begin work on new £5m health and social care training centre for The University of Wolverhampton

Date: 03/11/2020

Categories: Case Studies

It’s brilliant to see Overbury beginning work on a new £5m health and social care training centre at the University of Wolverhampton.

The project was procured through our Refit and Refurbishment Framework with Overbury selected following a Direct Award.



The new Marches Centre of Excellence in Health, Allied Health and Social Care at the University’s Telford Campus will provide state-of-the-art training facilities for the next generation of key workers.

The Centre, which has received £3.5m Growth Deal funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will enable students to gain hands-on, real-life experience of the profession they will enter and ensure they have the skills and knowledge to benefit employers.



Overbury’s Birmingham team will lead the refurbishment and fit out of existing space in the Angad Paul Building at the Priorslee campus.

Also involved in the project are architects Broadway Malyan, Faithful & Gould as the client-side project manager and Gleeds as Project Management and cost management services.


A platform for the next generation of key workers

The Centre will create new skills and simulation facilities that can be used across health and social care disciplines. It will proactively address shortfalls in health professionals across the Marches area, with an emphasis on local people and students who will become key workers within the area. 

The new facilities will include a room for paramedic science and other disciplines, a mock house, various teaching spaces and new student social spaces.



Tim Steele, Pro Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Overbury on this project, which will create an innovative and technologically advanced learning environment. It will transform the training of professionals for the Marches area and enable us to meet local demand within the health and social care workforce.”

Andrew Wood, Managing Director at Overbury, said: “Overbury is ecstatic to be involved in such an important project for the University at a time when the medical profession is at the forefront of the nation’s thoughts.”



The first phase of the project will see the development of new academic courses, apprenticeships and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses at the Telford Campus from March 2021.



Emma Hesbrook, Regional Relationship Manager at Pagabo, said: “Everyone at Pagabo is delighted to be playing a part in the delivery of the new facility that is set to provide hands-on, real-life experience to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

“In recent years we’ve worked closely with the University of Wolverhampton to support them in their delivery of the stunning School of Architecture and Built Environment (SoABE) which opened for student this October, so I’m pleased to be continuing to work alongside them.”

It’s a real pleasure to have supported the University in the initial phases of this project and we wish Overbury the best of luck in the delivery phase.


More information below: 

Refit & Refurbishment Framework


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