|| Project name: Birkenhead High School
|| Location: Birkenhead, Liverpool
|| Description: Willmott Dixon have remodelled and refurbished Birkenhead High School Academy on the Wirral, alongside adding some new accommodation. The remodelled school campus draws on the heritage and historical character of the existing school whilst still offering all the facilities of a newly built Academy.
The project will see the nursery, infant and junior school modernised and linked together by a new light and airy three-storey building. This will provide new library and ICT facilities and an assembly hall alongside additional classrooms.
The adjacent secondary school will benefit from the old school hall, built in the 1960’s, being replaced by a multi functional central space which will offer a theatre, dining room, study areas and a café alongside a new hall. Other buildings on site will be retained but remodelled and refurbished to match the new facilities.
The landscaping across the whole site will also be improved and enhanced to include an amphitheatre, Arts terrace and extra sports facilities.
Another benefit will be increased thermal performance of the buildings, which will reduce their carbon emissions.
|| Architect: Aedas
|| Developer/Client: Birkenhead High School
|| Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon
|| Mechanical & electrical engineer: TACE
|| Project Value: £10.8 million
|| Sub contractor(s): Wirral Council, Eamonn Byrne Landscape Architect / Ebla