Southport KGV new build just gets bigger and better!

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Staff at KGV are in celebratory mood following the announcement that the College has been successful in its bid for a significant capital grant to help update its accommodation – to the tune of £1.5M.

The grant, which includes £100,000 to improve IT equipment across the College as a whole, will be used to replace the Fearn building and the money will be added to the current project to create an impressive, new state of the art building worth £3.7M. The application was confirmed a few weeks after the condition of the College buildings had been raised with Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg when he visited Southport and KGV.

Chair of Governors, John Rostron MBE, commented, “The ten minute closed meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister has resulted in a significant grant to the College which is much needed. We are delighted to be able to replace buildings that are not fit for purpose. This will bring our site into the twenty-first century. I’d like to thank John Pugh for arranging the visit which has not only secured this significant investment for the College’s future, but was also much appreciated by students who were able to question the Deputy Prime Minister about national, and international, political issues”.

Principal, Adele Wills, said, “This welcome investment will allow us to extend the work already taking place on our new building. It means that we will be able to provide new classrooms and facilities for a wide range of Arts and Humanities subjects. Recent smaller grants have enabled us to refurbish the Learning Centre, the refectory and our Science Labs. This larger grant gives us even more scope for development”.

It is planned that the new building will be open for students in the early months of 2015.

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