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Willmott Dixon to turn detention centre into schools

20 Dec 16 Willmott Dixon has secured a £10m contract to turn a detention centre into a pair of special needs schools for Liverpool City Council.

Birtenshaw and New Heights schools in Fazakerley
Birtenshaw and New Heights schools in Fazakerley

Birtenshaw and New Heights schools are to be developed on the site of the former Dyson Hall detention centre for children in Fazakerley. The Birtenshaw school will provide education and care for up to 40 children with on the autism spectrum. New Heights School will be for pupils excluded from mainstream education. 

Nearby, Willmott Dixon is also involved in pre-construction work for multi-storey car park in Victoria Street to double the number of spaces available, which is awaiting planning permission.

Willmott Dixon’s workload in Liverpool has now topped £100m in the past three years. It is also at pre-construction stage on Merseyside Police’s £45m headquarters, and is primed to sign contracts for a £7m ‘food hub’ to replace the Edge Lane fruit and vegetable market.

Since 2013, the contractor has worked at Archbishop Blanch School, Archbishop Beck Sports College, Notre Dame Secondary School and Aigburth High School. 

Willmott Partnership Homes is also working with Liverpool City Council, Redrow Homes and Liverpool Mutual Homes, to help deliver 1,500 new homes across the city.

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