Hugh Baird College, Bootle

Hugh Baird College, Bootle

Taylor Young has been appointed to provide architecture, landscape, urban design and planning services to deliver a new college campus at a primary location, on the edge of Bootle town centre, on a greenspace/park site. Given the sensitivity of the site and Sefton Council’s concerns for the future of the existing college site, Taylor Young worked in conjunction with the Council to prepare a Development Framework. The Development Framework comprises a robust evidence base of planning policy appraisals, a greenspace assessment; urban design
analysis; and design options.

Taylor Young have so far secured a Council Committee resolution for the sale of the preferred development site to Hugh Baird College. The team are in the process of completing Stage C which outlines the findings of a College Feasibility Study together with the details of the preferred architectural option. A key planning component of the feasibility study is an Alternative Sites Assessment, which Taylor Young has prepared. It justifies development on the preferred site over other sites, and is a vital mechanism to justify development on the greenspace/park site. Together, this information is essential towards submitting the in principal capital application to the Learning Skills Council and securing the required development funds.

Stage D will begin at the beginning of 2009 in which Taylor Young will coordinate and prepare the planning application, with the goal of securing planning permission by mid summer.

Location Liverpool
Lead landscape architect Taylor Young, Liverpool
Outline brief

Hugh Baird College
Main Campus redevelopment

Client Hugh Baird College
Project team Architects: Taylor Young
Category Parks and gardens

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