Building for the future

Work is drawing to a close on the new £5.6m sixth form building at Liverpool’s Bellerive Catholic College.

The new facility will boast study space and communal areas overlooking Sefton Park.

It seems a long time since headteacher Sister Brigid Halligan and Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson attended a ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction project last year.

Deputy headteacher Paul McMenamin, said: “Bellerive FCJ Catholic College are looking forward to taking ownership of their new sixth form and performing arts building this June.

“The buillding, supported by the Mayor of Liverpool’s capital project, has been under constuction from May 2015 and the college have been working with contractors Morgan Sindall and architects Mouchel to produce the best possible environment for current and future students.

“The building will provide stunning views of Sefton Park and state of the art facilities in every classroom. Sixth form students will have a purpose-built common room and dining facilities to aid their studies.

“Staff and students have been regular visitors on site in recent months to see how the building is progressing and Morgan Sindall have delivered a careers talk to Year 10 students on the subejct of women progressing in the construction industry.”

Barry Roberts, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The Bellerive College campus has a hybrid design and will consist of a steel frame podium on the ground floor with a sustainable timber frame structure elsewhere, providing more job opportunities for local people and further supporting local businesses.

“The design is in keeping with the existing listed building and will provide a modern environment for students to learn in”.

The development is part of Liverpool council’s £169m Liverpool Schools Investment Programme.

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