VINCI Construction UK has completed work on a new £18.2m high school in Liverpool, Merseyside.
St John Bosco Arts College is a three storey Catholic comprehensive school for girls aged 11-18. Specialising in the arts, the new building provides a performance area, as well as an all-weather sports pitch and a multi-games area located in the middle of the development.
The new building was constructed adjacent to the former school, which is now being demolished.
John Fowler, Project Manager for VINCI Construction UK, said: “The new building really addresses the specialist requirements of the college. We were delighted to provide the facilities that support the arts curriculum of the school, which will be enjoyed by both students and staff. ”
VINCI Construction UK’s client, Neptune Developments, is providing this major regeneration project on behalf of Liverpool City Council and the arts college is just part of a larger £170m programme to build a dozen schools in the area.
Employing local labour and suppliers was a key focus for the project, as well as providing six site apprenticeship placements to help create employment and opportunities for young people in the area.
The construction team also took part in Get into Construction, a learning and development programme in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust. This gave twelve young people aged 18-25, a taste of the construction industry. They spent two weeks working on the project and a fortnight learning the theory behind the different construction trades.