Transforming Wolverhampton’s forgotten spaces

Local school children have been given the chance to transform some of the city’s eyesores as part of the Wolverhampton Forgotten Spaces Schools Competition. Coinciding with the planned redevelopment of the city centre by the council, youngsters will enter their ideas for revamping sites which are not included in the council’s redevelopment plans.

Teams of up to four students are invited to suggest how the sites should be used. This can include built structures, sculptures, landscaping or even event spaces.

To help them, an information session and an activity day is planned by the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering covering all aspects of designing attractive community spaces. The children can even test their ideas out on Architectural Design Technology students from the University before presenting them to a panel of judges.

Dr Derek Walton, Associate Dean for the Faculty said: “This is a terrific opportunity for local students to shape their own city. We are looking for solutions that are attractive, fun, and that encourage people from all communities to gather together in the city centre.”

The closing date to register for the competition is the 28 February 2014. For information on how to enter, contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering on  01902 321402 or email.

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For more information please contact Chris Jones in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Thursday, February 20 2014

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