Green light for Deyes High School

8 June 2022

Work is set to start on a large Merseyside school rebuilding project, following planning permission being granted this month.

The redevelopment plan for Deyes High School in Maghull will see most existing buildings replaced with new facilities that are net zero carbon in operation.

Apart from the 300-student sixth form, all existing buildings on the 13-acre site would be demolished to make way for a new 110,000 sq ft facility.

Under the phasing plan, new two and three-storey blocks will be built on the existing playing fields with staff and pupils transferring over before existing buildings are demolished to make way for new playing fields.

In addition, the project proposes indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and a part-covered, six-court multi-use games area.

Sponsored by the DfE, Deyes High School will be operated by the Lydiate Learning Trust.

In addition to the Pozzoni architectural team, Kier Construction has been appointed by the DfE as the main contractor, Smith & Love is the planning consultant for the project and Ridge is the civil and structural engineer. DEP is the landscape architect. Also on the project team are mechanical and electrical engineer TACE, fire expert Orion, acoustic consultant MZA Acoustics, highways consultant Flinders Chase, ICT consultant Kier DaBS, FF&E consultant Pinnacle and catering consultant Airdale Catering. Miller Goodall is the air quality assessor and Tree Solutions is the arboricultural consultant.