New £17m building for local school

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The new school building is set to benefit the wider community ©ArchbishopBeckCatholicCollege

The new school building is set to benefit the wider community © Archbishop Beck Catholic College

A Liverpool city councillor has welcomed new plans to build a new £17 million building for Archbishop Beck Catholic College.

The Liverpool school, which is currently situated on Cedar Road in Walton, will relocate to Long Lane after Liverpool City Council’s cabinet gave the go-ahead for work to commence on the new site.

Eco-friendly features will be built into the structure, including a solar-panelled roof, and the project will also be green with all of the excess created in the construction being recycled. The site is to boast a range of exciting facilities with new dance studios, a basketball court and a theatre.

Cabinet member for education and children’s services, Councillor Jane Corbett, told JMU Journalism that she is excited to see the finished product, which is to be unveiled next year.

She said: “The new Archbishop Beck College building will be a beautiful, sustainable and inspiring educational space for all the young people and all the staff and will also be of real benefit to the wider community.”

The new proposal is part of a bigger plan to rebuild 12 local schools over four years and comes after the government’s decision to cut the Building Schools For The Future (BSF) project, which looked to renovate 26 Merseyside schools.

Cllr Corbett added: “This has been a long time in the planning and while the government are putting more and more families under pressure with their cuts and causing more poverty, the Liverpool Council and the Mayor are determined to keep our young people safe and keep their hopes and dreams alive to do the very best and this building is proof of that.”

About Michaela Routledge, JMU Journalism