Former Wednesbury school to be demolished

Published 23rd March 2018

Cllr Hackett in front of school that's to be demolished

A former Wednesbury high school is to be demolished with plans in the pipeline to use the site for an education provision.

The site on Friar Park Road was formerly used by Phoenix Collegiate until 2015. Prior to that the site housed the Manor High School until its closure in 2010.
 
The building has remained empty and has become a target for anti-social behaviour in recent years. 
 
However, new plans agreed with government will see the Department for Education using the land to redevelop the site to create a new education provision.
 
Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children's services said: "This is great news for the area. There is a desperate need for the old building to be demolished and for the site to be redeveloped.
 
"I'm thrilled the site has been ear-marked for the purpose of education and look forward to finally seeing the back of the eyesore that is there at the moment.
 
"I'm also pleased these plans mean that Pulse Soccer and the sports pitches will remain.
 
"It's something I've campaigned hard for as both a councillor in the local area and in my cabinet member role. Although there are no timescales, I hope this plan will move on swiftly over the coming months."