Wates is currently building a new boys High School for Star Academies which will cater for 600 Year 7 to 11 students and 200 sixth-formers.

Complete with a gym, car parking, a sports Hall and a multi-use games area, the new school is intended to be at the centre of the local neighbourhood with sports, ICT and digital studio facilities available for community use. Fulfilling a commitment to provide a world class and inspiring learning environment, Star Academies will carry a specialism in Industry 4.0. This will see the school forge industry-education collaborations with some of the region’s major employers, including BAE Systems and ICI.

Welcome and Introduction by the site management team

Site Visit to see the Internal Fit out works to include; Particians, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, Brickwork. External works such as paving, ductwork, sports pitches.

An introduction to modern site management techniches such as The Field Tool and 3D modelling.

Address Wates Site Offices,
Star Academies, Blackburn,
Sumner Street,
Parking available yes

On arrival at Site, please approach the site entrance and you will be directed to the most approriate visitors parking area.

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 8
Register by March 15, 2019
Disabled Access no


Child Restrictions yes

accompanied by an adult

Minimum age 11

Angie Eardley

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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