Notre Dame College, Liverpool

Cara Brickwork has won the masonry contract on the rebirth of the Notre Dame College which is being constructed by Willmott Dixon, this is part of the Liverpool Council-led revamp of the city’s ageing Secondary and Special Schools.

The £15million rebuild of Notre Dame College will move from its Victorian home to a new site next to Everton Park Sports Centre, in Great Homer Street, the focus of the £150m ‘Project Jennifer’ regeneration scheme.

The school will be completely rebuilt using a structure similar to a modern Airport Terminal building called ‘Ed Venture’, this design is much cheaper to build than traditional building methods and offers more flexibility because the internal layout and even the entire use of the site can be altered in the future. Due to open in September 2013, the School will be based at the heart of ‘Project Jennifer’, which should transform a 45-acre site.

The daring design boasts a ceiling height of up to 17m and will house high-quality Performance and Arts facilities.