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New college campus takes shape

by Gemma Melling

Knowsley Community College’s new campus in the former Christ the King school building in Huyton is shaping up to open in September.

The £32m campus will be within walking distance of the College’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology at Princess Drive and offer students state of the art facilities and equipment.

The 12,000 square metre campus will include industry standard commercial kitchens and an attractive terrace garden restaurant, multi-use games pitches, a brand new home for 99.8FM KCC Live and much more.

Work underway at the former Christ the King school building

Work underway at the former Christ the King school building

A key moment in the college’s history

Principal Anne Pryer explains; “This is a very exciting time for Knowsley Community College.

“Students will be able to use the learning resources in a much more flexible way, enabling them to learn in a way that more closely mirrors University. Students have world class practical and workshop space collocated with teaching rooms that use the latest technology to support learning.

“The College engages with a wide range of local and national businesses and we have been able to tailor our new, industry-standard equipment to the needs of employers, ensuring our students receive the best in career focused training.”

How the new College campus will look

How the new Knowsley Community College campus will look

 

Logistics academy for Kirkby

This news follows on from the recent announcement that Knowsley Community College, in partnership with St Helen’s College, is opening a brand new state of the art Logistics Academy at the Kirkby Campus this year. The Academy’s development is part of Liverpool City Region’s pledge to invest over £40 million in a range of projects designed to develop advanced industry skills to meet employers’ needs.