Eric Wright Construction has completed a £22.8m project to redevelop St Mary’s Catholic College in Blackpool.
The multi-phase project, which started in November 2010, involved demolishing and refurbishing the existing school and establish a 1,220 place secondary school, 210 place primary school, sixth form and place of worship.
Returning this week, pupils and students will have access to new and modern facilities, including cutting-edge science and computer labs, 40 contemporary classrooms, a fitness gym and a new school hall, dining hall and staff facilities.
The sixth form learning centre offers ultra-modern facilities with the introduction of a communal area with quiet spaces for study alongside a separate learning resource centre.
Designed and commissioned by Nightingale Associates under the Blackpool Building Schools for the Future and Primary Capital Programmes, the scheme amalgamated both primary and secondary facilities within a single footprint.
The schools have been created with innovation and technology in mind, with new buildings featuring light and spacious classrooms, each decorated with fun vibrant colours to provide a creative and inspirational learning environment.
St Mary’s Catholic College and Christ the King Catholic Primary School have high hopes to raise the standard of education across Blackpool and Fylde, boosting the area’s economic prosperity and creating opportunities for young people in the future.