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Willmott Dixon To Develop New School

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Liverpool City Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to build a new secondary school.

With construction work at Archbishop Blanch Secondary School in Smithdown Road starting imminently, Willmott Dixon is working with architect Sheppard Robson to create the new 10,500m2, three storey school, to replace Archbishop Blanch's current building. Procured through Scape, the facility will include a synthetic sports pitch and opens in September 2015.

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Archbishop Blanch will follow the same internal layout of the previous two schools in that classrooms are visible from several points - the whole school can be seen from one particular point – and there are no corridors. There is also solar-paneled roof to generate electricity, a theatre and recording and dance studios.

The project QS is 2020 Liverpool, a Liverpool company that reflects Willmott Dixon’s strong ethos to use local companies whenever possible to create economic benefits and sustain jobs in the city.


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