Innov8 will provide the construction, design and management coordination services on a new £8m training campus which marks the start of the whole thing.
A wide expanse of Birkenhead’s industrial docklands is to be cleaned up. The training campus is expected to provide vocational training centre to help local unemployed workers acquire construction skills and trades.
The development, near Twelve Quays, is a joint venture between Wirral Metropolitan College and Peel Holdings. Wirral Met has secured a grant of £7.2m from the Skills Funding Agency, while Peel has secured a £2.5m loan from the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) through the local infrastructure fund (LIF).
Peel Group chairman John Whittaker said: “Investing in our young, talented people and giving them the opportunity to develop the skills that businesses actually need is vital in helping us to grow and diversify the economy. That’s why we’re delighted to be developing a new College Campus for Wirral Met, which sits right at the heart of Wirral Waters”.