Construction starts on new college in Liverpool

Construction work has begun on a new college in Liverpool.

The Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College (ABCSC) will cost £17 million and is part of the sixth wave of local government funding for schools in the city.

Solar panels on the roof of the building will generate electricity for appliances around the new educational establishment, which will feature a 3G astro-turf pitch, theatre, recording studio and a sports hall with six courts.

Mayor Joe Anderson, who broke ground on the project, said he was committed to making sure children in Liverpool received the best schooling possible and this was a big step forward.

“As mayor, improving schools is a priority and we are also determined to make sure the construction project benefits local firms as well, so we maximise the benefits to the city,” he added.

Councillor Jane Corbett, an expert in education, commented the construction of ABCSC will help the future generation in Liverpool to build a stronger community and is part of the municipalities’ wider redevelopment scheme, which has seen previously derelict districts given large investments from both national and local government.