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Work is well underway on our £8 million Wirral Met College Campus in Wirral Waters.

This is the first building on Peel Group’s Wirral Waters development that will specialise in enterprise and construction and transform 500 acres of Birkenhead Dockland.

Whilst constructing the college, Morgan Sindall will provide learning opportunities to existing Wirral Met construction students, giving them an insight into all aspects of a major construction project.

The Morgan Sindall team will also assist the college on site by offering health and safety tuition, allowing the students to gain first-hand experience on a live project

The project is due for completion in September 2015 and will be the first key landmark on Wirral Waters – a 30-year project by Peel Group to transform the Birkenhead dockland, and one half of the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone.

The steelwork is currently on programme to be finished mid March. The next stages of construction will be the concrete slab to form the first floor. Morgan Sindall will then start the external masonry as well as the external drainage.

Morgan Sindall and Wirral Met College involving students at every stage of the new Wirral Waters campus.

Work has commenced to remediate and prepare the site for Wirral Met College’s new campus at Wirral Waters in Birkenhead.  Principal Sue Higginson met Richard Mawdsley, Project Director at Peel, to see the first stage of the site works commence. Following completion of initial ground works to prepare and clean the site, the new build will commence and local residents will soon be able to see the new building take shape.

Left to right – Martin Horton, Project Manager, Vinci Construction – Sean Hurst, Wirral Met College construction student – Sue Higginson, Principal, Wirral Met College – Richard Mawdsley, Project Director, Peel – Nathalie Graham, Wirral Met College construction student – Colin Rankin, Business Development Director, Vinci Construction

This exciting new project is due for completion in September 2015 and will provide the first key landmark on Wirral Waters, one half of the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone. The new campus, dedicated to delivering training and education for Construction and the Built Environment, and providing a Skills and Enterprise Centre for local employers, will play a key part in the regeneration of the wider economy.

Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Met, said, “Education and skills are crucial to every thriving economy. I am delighted that Wirral Met will be playing a central part in helping local people unlock their potential and gain the skills needed to be part of our vibrant, Liverpool City Region.

“It is not just by chance that our new campus is in an Enterprise Zone, our strategic decision to be right in the heart of Wirral Waters shows the significant role that Wirral Met will play in attracting and supporting business to invest in the area and in our local people, who have so much to offer.  Our job is to help those businesses recruit the right staff and make sure it is the people in Liverpool City Region that are equipped with the right skills to get the many thousands of jobs that will become available as Wirral Waters unfolds. “

Richard Mawdsley, Project Director at Peel, added, “Today marks an important moment in Wirral Waters’ future with the preparation of the site for the new College. Wirral Met’s new college campus will become the first new building on what is the UK’s biggest regeneration project.”

Construction company Vinci has been appointed on the remediation project for the site. An announcement for the main College contractor will be announced shortly.

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