About The Heights Academy

Brand new SEND Academy for Forward Education Trust

Tilbury Douglas are currently delivering this new build SEND Academy in Solihull. The two-storey building will provide SEN facilities for both primary and secondary school pupils (ages 7-16) with severe Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) disorders, with eventual capacity for 116 pupils. The most crucial element of this scheme is ensuring the primary and secondary school pupils remain separated, including external play areas. We worked closely with the Trust and the DfE to develop a careful segregation strategy to ensure the safeguarding of all pupils, especially when shared spaces were in use.

This included how the students will enter the new building; the secondary pupils will enter into a secure lobby on the west side of the building, continuing on upstairs to the first floor. Primary school pupils will enter via the main entrance and remain on the ground floor with most of the internal doors being access controlled to ensure safeguarding.

Client: Department for Education

Start Date: September 2022

End Date: September 2023

Form of Contract: JCT Design & Build with DfE ammendments

Procurement Route: DfE Framework

GIFA: 2,782m2


In March we will be doing envelope and early internal fit-out works.


Bookings are currently unavailable for this site.


Address Tilbury Douglas Site Office, Heights Academy – Former Bosworth Centre, Auckland Drive, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
B36 0DD

About Tilbury Douglas

Tilbury Douglas is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.  

As a UK regional contractor, we provide specialist design and build capabilities and are experienced at project management and integrating all aspects of a project. 

With over 130 years of experience in the construction and engineering sector, we are a trusted partner of central and local government and are used to working clo...