The final project in the £169m Liverpool school renewal programme has been recommended for approval by city planners, with St Julie’s Catholic High School in Speke Road to undergo a £20m rebuild.
All buildings on the site currently occupied by the school and land to the north known as Woolton Woods will be demolished as part of the scheme, to make way for 100,000 sq ft of new school facilities across three interconnected blocks.
The school was designed by IBI Group and will be built by Kier Construction.
The mayor’s pledge to deliver 14 new or revamped schools in the city in a £169m programme was the local authority’s response to the collapse of Building Schools for the Future in 2010.
According to a spokesman for the council, a second phase of the programme has not been planned, but the council “will monitor the government’s new budget in July to see if there are any opportunities to bid for funding”.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee is due to visit the site and decided on the planning application on 16 June.
The planning application was made by Cass Associates.