The Ormiston Academies Trust has taken the whole of a newly refurbished building on the site of the former Birmingham Science Museum.

The non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to raising educational standards, has taken the entire 4,288 sq ft at 144 Newhall Street after relocating from nearby Caroline Street.

The organisation works with schools, teachers, parents and the community to improve education and support young people to achieve.

It is self-funding and was established by the Ormiston Trust to manage its Academies. It sponsors eleven Academies, including three in Sandwell and one in Walsall. A twelfth Academy, the Birmingham Ormiston Academy for creative, digital and performing arts, is planned to open in Digbeth next year.

Ian Cleland, chief executive of OAT, said “As part of its expansion, OAT is moving to this new premises which will allow it to respond more flexibly to the needs of its network. The facilities enable us to offer onsite training and will bring all parts of the company on to one site, developing our capacity to support schools and academies.”

Chris Bond, chief executive officer of developer ROSB, said: “Ormiston joins MADE at the development. I hope that with these two commercial lettings, coupled with the fully operational Travelodge, the development will become a popular destination for businesses, tourists and locals.”

144 Newhall Street is part of the £63 million mixed-used Newhall Square scheme. The two storey premises’ listed façade was originally part of the former Birmingham Science Museum.

Agents on the scheme are Colliers International and GBR Phoenix Beard.