"/>John Bosco Arts College - Pier Construction

John Bosco Arts College

We were appointed as a major works package contractor to deliver time and quality critical elements of the works for the new Arts College.

Delivered as part of the Building Schools for the Future this £18.2m high school in Liverpool provides state of the art technology educational accommodation for 850 pupils.

St John Bosco Arts College is a three storey Catholic comprehensive school for girls aged 11-18. Specialising in the arts, the new building provides high quality teaching, pastoral, sports and performing space.

The project was built within the existing live school site and required careful planning and co-ordination to maintain safe and secure operations in close proximity to the teaching staff, pupils and public. We maintained strict segregation of work areas from live school areas, developed safe pedestrian corridors and managed pedestrian and vehicular access during the works. The close proximity of the existing school required careful siting of access scaffolding and craneage to prevent over-sailing of live school areas.

Client Organisation
Liverpool City Council


Storrington Avenue, Liverpool

Contract Type
Construction of new 850 place Secondary school

Start/end dates
June 2013 to September 2014

Contract Value(s)

Facilities include high performance sustainable building systems to minimise environmental impacts, while optimising the teaching environment. The high quality teaching, administration performing spaces and creative areas all include high quality components and finishes, selected for high performance and low whole life costs.

The project included the careful demolition of the old school buildings, including dealing with asbestos, while maintaining the safe school environment by controlling dust, noise and vibration. Embedded in the community, part of the brief was to maximise Social Value during delivery. We engaged in a programme of up skilling our workforce through improved environmental and safety awareness.

We maximised the employment of locally based operatives and committed to providing 1 site-based apprenticeship placement, delivered in conjunction with the North Liverpool College to help create employment and opportunities for young people in the area. We supported Vinci Construction UK Ltd in their community activities providing media, staff and materials for school based learning.