St Hilda’s High School, Liverpool, wins LABC Best Educational Building award
Procured by NWCH and delivered by Morgan Sindall as part of the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme (LSIP) by Liverpool City Council, the new three storey school accommodating 930 pupils utilised innovative technology while creating educational opportunities for the local community.
The design utilises an innovative and efficient secondary school model. The steel frame solution can be adapted to accommodate between 900 – 1300 pupils over 2 to 4 storeys, delivered at £1,633 sqm in line with the Council’s target to deliver high quality school buildings but at much lower costs than previous school investment programmes.
Additionally, the project team have enhanced educational opportunities wherever possible through site visits and careers talks, including a ‘Women in Construction’ event to inspire female pupils. 28 apprentices / trainees worked on the project with six work placement positions created through ‘Liverpool in Work’. The project utilised 58% labour from Liverpool and Merseyside with 95% overall from the North West region.
This is not the first award for the project, with three of the project team short listed in the 2015 Women in Construction and Engineering (WICE) Awards, with project manager Karen Fairhurst taking home the prize for ‘Best Project Manager.’