Pupils from Hallfield School, Edgbaston have learned how a neglected heritage building was turned into modern state of the art office accommodation, thanks to leading West Midlands construction company, Shaylor Group.
The pupils from Year 2 first visited 35 Calthorpe Road, a listed Georgian building that Shaylor refurbished and extended in March 2011 whilst the construction works were underway and were invited back recently to see the completed project.
The visit was hosted by Suk Aulak, head of office at Chantrey Vellacott DFK Accountants in Birmingham, also an ex-Hallfield School pupil and new tenant of the completed building.
The visit gave the school pupils the opportunity to see first-hand how construction works. They discovered how different parts of the house were used over 100 years ago and saw different construction techniques being used to convert it into contemporary commercial premises.
Suk Aulak said: “I was delighted to be able to show the pupils of my old school around and give them the opportunity to see how well the building now performs for us.”
Karen Saffarian, Head of Communications at Shaylor Group, said: “It was a pleasure to have the children visit for a second time and they gained so much more from being able to see the transformation rather than just viewing a building site.
“It was a lively and interesting visit. The children were very curious and asked lots of questions about what had happened since their last visit.”