Northern Trust sells office to studio school

Northern Trust has announced that it has sold its 22,900 sq ft Vortex House office building at Wavertree Technology Park in Liverpool to the Lydiate Learning Trust, a an academy school operator.

Tom Parkinson, director of Northern Trust, said: “This was an exciting new use for the Wavertree Technology Park and Vortex House will be used as a Studio School, funded by the state, and will offer business and technology courses to 14 to 19 year-olds, as well as classes in engineering, accountancy and textiles. It opens this month and the concept is to provide young people with a better, more practical understanding of the world of work before they leave education.”

Sarah Gregg, the new school’s marketing manager, said: “The launch of Studio@Deyes is fantastically exciting for the region and we are very proud of the innovative new school we are creating.”

Andrew Byrne, senior surveyor at CBRE’s Liverpool office, acted on behalf of Northern Trust.

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