A new community sixth form campus is due to arrive in Leivester city centre, as a site is being redeveloped. The project will see former call centre facilities for telecoms giant BT in New Albion House on Dunkirk Street and the adjacent Wellesley House on Wellington Street transformed into two new buildings.
Delivering the work is ISG, which will redevelop the building so that it houses 33 classrooms, 11 laboratories and a learning resource centre, as well as ICT suites, social areas, and private study spaces.
ISG will install new, high-performance mechanical and electrical services and comprehensively reconfigure the layout within the buildings to create a contemporary and inspiring learning environment that is set to open its door to students in September 2020. The work is being completed thought the firm’s latest framework project with the Department for Education (DfE) and Lionheart Academies Trust.
“Delivering an entirely new sixth form college in the heart of Leicester city centre is a project that will derive a long-term legacy for the local community and wider city region. It’s clear to see the positive social value generated by projects of this nature, and this brings a real passion and singularity of purpose from our extended team to deliver an outstanding result for the Trust,” said Wayne Flannery, ISG’s regional director for the Midlands.
“The DfE framework procurement route has enabled all project stakeholders to come together and collaborate at an early stage, identifying key challenges and developing smart solutions to drive efficiencies throughout the programme. By working closely with the Trust, we have all been inspired by its vision for a new standard in post-16 teaching facilities and there is great anticipation as we move forward with the meticulous planning stages ahead of our start on site later this year,” Wayne added.
The new Beauchamp City Sixth Form campus is designed by Associated Architects, and will focus on the study of STEM subjects.
Work will begin on the project in November 2019 with a full internal strip out of both existing buildings.