Work has begun on a new £32m college campus, which will include a restaurant, radio station and football pitches.
Opening in September 2016, the Knowsley Community College campus will be within walking distance of its Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology at Princess Drive.
The new 12,000 square metre college will include state of the art facilities and equipment, industry standard commercial kitchens and an attractive terrace garden restaurant, multi-use games pitches, a brand new home for 99.8FM KCC Live and much more.
Principal Anne Pryer said; “This is a very exciting time for Knowsley Community College.
“Students will be able to use the learning resources in a much more flexible way, enabling them to learn in a way that more closely mirrors University.
“Students have world class practical and workshop space collocated with teaching rooms that use the latest technology to support learning.
“The college engages with a wide range of local and national businesses and we have been able to tailor our new, industry-standard equipment to the needs of employers, ensuring our students receive the best in career focused training.”
This news follows on from the recent announcement that Knowsley Community College, in partnership with St Helen’s College, is opening a new state-of-the art Logistics Academy at the Kirkby Campus this year.
The academy’s development is part of Liverpool City Region’s pledge to invest over £40 million in a range of projects designed to develop advanced industry skills to meet employers’ needs.