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New Holly Lodge dedicated to Pankhurst

Suffragette saluted in school's £7m revamp

Published on March 4th 2015.


New Holly Lodge dedicated to Pankhurst
 

Holly Lodge Girls’ College is to seal its £7m revamp by saluting the leader of the British suffragette movement who won women the right to vote.

The Emmeline Pankhurst Building is being officially opened this Friday, March 6, and forms the centrepiece of the new school site.

It houses a main teaching block built comprising new humanities classrooms, arts, music and drama spaces including an activity hall, and a Sixth Form centre with a central atrium and café area.

Liverpool City Council says the development forms part of the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme, devised as a rescue package following the scrapping of Wave Six of Liverpool’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project, and one of the Mayor of Liverpool’s key pledges.

The funding, a combination of city council and Government money, was negotiated as part of Liverpool’s City Deal, and is seeing at least 12 schools receive investment – with work on 11 already under way or complete.

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Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “This investment in Holly Lodge Girls’ College has been much needed to make sure pupils get the most out of their learning.            

 “Less than three years since we started work on the Schools Investment Programme, this is the eleventh scheme that is either complete or under way and transforming the education for many thousands of our young people.”

The scheme includes a small extension to the existing sports hall with new administrative offices, and a new look reception located along Mill Lane.

There is also a new half-sized floodlit artificial grass pitch which is available to the local community.

The work has been carried out by Kier Construction, with 85 percent of it subcontracted to firms in Liverpool and a further nine percent to those in the city region.

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