Plans for Wirral Met College campus at heart of Wirral Waters scheme submitted to council

Sue Higginson, principal of Wirral Met College.

Sue Higginson, principal of Wirral Met College.

First published in News Wirral Globe: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

PLANS for a new learning campus at the heart of the multi-billion pound Wirral Waters development have been submitted to the council.

Wirral Metropolitan College’s new campus will be the first building to open in Peel’s £4.6bn regeneration scheme for Birkenhead docks.

Developed in partnership with Peel, its Built Environment, Skills and Enterprise Centre will provide skills and knowledge to support the 20,000 new jobs that the project is set to create.

Wirral Waters aims to provide office and workshop accommodation to a broad range of commercial sectors in the under-used docks.

The new campus will “embrace renewable energy” and train the future workforce, according to college bosses, who also say it will provide people with the skills needed to create Wirral Waters.

Speaking when the plans were first announced in March, principal Sue Higginson said: “We are delighted that in our 160th year of supporting our local community, our college is now set to play a key role in the ambitious plans for the regeneration of Wirral to support generations for the next 160 years.

"Because we are at the heart of this transformational project, we will be directly supporting employers by providing the skills and knowledge required to support the 20,000 new jobs that Wirral Waters is set to realise."

If approved by council planners, the campus is due to open by September next year.

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5:29pm Wed 21 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

This is great news for Wirral. Well done everyone involved in making this happen. Young people need first class facilities and this could be the start of something very good for Wirral.
This is great news for Wirral. Well done everyone involved in making this happen. Young people need first class facilities and this could be the start of something very good for Wirral. Joeblogg85
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5:46pm Wed 21 May 14

rover600 says...

This is great news so long as it isn't just a relocation from older buildings or less desirable locations. The 'danger' with this is it could result in a migration of key businesses and services within Birkenhead, what we need is regeneration and development of both area not just a shift of focus.
This is great news so long as it isn't just a relocation from older buildings or less desirable locations. The 'danger' with this is it could result in a migration of key businesses and services within Birkenhead, what we need is regeneration and development of both area not just a shift of focus. rover600
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Thu 22 May 14

WirralAl says...

Well what a time to put out a story for Political Point scoring!
Day before an election smells a bit of a rat.
Well what a time to put out a story for Political Point scoring! Day before an election smells a bit of a rat. WirralAl
  • Score: 4

10:46am Sun 25 May 14

woodcutter 56 says...

I hope it goes ahead ut it frightens me where w b c are involved annother trough to feed in sad when this is how the council make people think
I hope it goes ahead ut it frightens me where w b c are involved annother trough to feed in sad when this is how the council make people think woodcutter 56
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