To Be Demolished!
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Moseley School has survived the governments austerity cuts and is being rebuild as part of the governments 'Building Schools for the Future' (BSF) strategy. As you will be aware, Moseley School is split over two sites, The Lower College Road, east wing (formerly Moseley Modern School), and the higher Wake Green Road, west wing site (former Moseley Grammar School). During the 1990's the west wing was completely renovated however the remaining buildings have received little attention and so the spot light has fallen upon them. Since the government announced its schools building programme a number of plans to renovate and improve the east wing have been discussed, including a new wing along side the main hall with a spectacular high glass antrium. The problem with this plan is not only the quality of the original Moseley Modern school building but that the school needs to function normally during the extensive building work and improvements to the east wing would still leave the school split over two sites, all be it with walk ways between the two.
Another problem with the College Road site is that it is built on very wet land. Springfield Road, at the far east boundary of the school is not named Springfield without good reason. In fact the whole building was constructed on a number of concrete rafts to give it a 'solid' foundation. The building proved to be more difficult and expensive to build that anyone anticipated with the result that the original builder ended up in bankruptcy. Over the years the building, especially the main hall, has suffered a number of floods, the worse being in the late 1970's when the offices ended up under water with many of the school records being lost.
Proposed Building Work To Moseley School as at August 2009 (subject to amendment)
A - Demolish 1950's East Wing
The plan is to clear the higher ground between the west and east wings (including the demolition of the 1950's canteen/arts block (F) and to build a completely new school in its place. The old Moseley Modern school (A) will be demolished with the sports hall (B), fitness centre (C) and 'all weather' field (D) being extensively remodeled to provide a modern, state of the art physical education department. The remaining land will be the main parking area with access from College Road. The current East Library which was built in the1970's is also likely to survive as a teaching block. The existing west wing will be adapted, as required, to improve the teaching areas bringing the school together, for the first time, into one manageable campus. In this plan all land will be retained by the school.