Liverpool College is a popular all-through academy catering for pupils aged 4-19. The academy’s teaching accommodation comprises of over 30 separate buildings set within a large campus in South Liverpool. Cowan & Co worked with the Trust to successfully secure Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) from the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to replace the original single glazed timber and metal framed windows and doors to one of the original main school buildings dating back to the 1930s.
The CIF funding has enabled the replacement of the dilapidated windows with new thermally efficient double glazed windows. Although not a listed building the school campus is located within a conservation area. Subsequently, Cowan & Co prepared a planning application for the works and liaised with the planners to ensure planning permission was secured for the replacement of the windows.
In addition to assisting the school in securing funding for the project, Cowan & Co provided building surveying and full project management services for the works on site. The provision of new thermally efficient robust aluminium windows ensures that a comfortable teaching environment is maintained. The new windows have also improved the ventilation rates within the classrooms through the provision of larger opening lights. The refurbishment of the windows ensures that the original features of the original school building are maintained, ensuring the school building is kept in use for many more years to come.