It's back to school for a leading Midlands construction company, which has won a £1 million contract in Bilston.
Kingswinford-based Adonis Construction is transforming Bilston Nursery School Early Excellence Centre on Wolverhampton Street into a stateofthe-art education facility for children and families.
Work has already started on refurbishing existing buildings dating back to 1895.
Adonis has also been commissioned by Wolverhampton City Council to build three new extensions to the original building, enabling the statefunded nursery to provide full-time day care for children aged between five months and five years.
The new build will provide 18 places for children from the age of five months all year round, in addition to the school's existing full-time nursery provision for 42 children aged three to five years.
Wraparound provision will also be offered across 48 weeks of the year - breakfast club, after-school club and school holidays - and a range of workshops will be available to parents including art, card making and family learning programmes.
"We're really excited now that work's got underway and we can't wait to make use of the new buildings," said Jo Barr, head teacher at Bilston Nursery School Early Excellence Centre.
"As one of only 107 Early Excellence Centres across England, we offer high quality, integrated care and education services to families in one of the UK's most deprived areas. We're looking forward to working in partnership with Adonis Construction and we're confident our new facilities will enable us to benefit the community even further."
Cyril Ghent, site manager for Adonis Construction, said: "This is a challenging build because the nursery needs to remain operational while construction work is underway. We're planning to do the bulk of the internal work while the children are off enjoying their summer break.
"It's great to be part of a project that will have such a positive impact on the surrounding community."