Keeping it local for College's new £2.5m Digital Academy

Plans to build the country's first dedicated Digital Academy moved one step closer recently when The City of Liverpool College appointed a local construction firm to build a new £2.5m state-of-the-art complex within the footprint of its existing Arts Centre campus.

Merseyside-based Crossfield Construction will overhaul existing space located over two floors of the College's Myrtle Street building, ready to install the latest digital technology and software, for students to learn the full range of digital skills, including coding, software development, games design and online digital marketing.

The new Digital Academy is set to open in September 2017, after the College announced in January that it had received approval to build the first ever Digital Academy to be launched in the UK.

The forecast of student numbers by the College will see an increase from 300 up to 500 in its School of Computer Science and Digital.

The College has taken the step to innovate in this area through investment in the Digital Academy, in recognition of the demand for digital skills needed across the wider North West region.

The partnership between the college and Crossfield Construction will also provide opportunities with work placements, site visits and guest talks to students who will use the project as an aid to their learning experience.

 

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