The project is moving apace with the existing police station building now almost fully demolished to make way for the exciting new secondary school being built in its place from the end of the year.
Existing buildings internally are beginning to take shape, wall removal within old Magistrates court building and residual strip out is well advanced with initial works starting to install partitions.
Scaffolding is almost fully erected to give a better view of the proposed roof repair and replacement works on both magistrates court and listed coroners court to get underway.
This project is a £28.5m all-through School located in the heart of the city on the former Police Station, Coroners and Magistrates Courts site.
The Livingstone Academy site includes the change of use and careful refurbishment of a 1920’s Grade II Listed former Coroners Court which had stood empty since 2012. The project also includes the complete internal remodel of the former Magistrates Court, a four storey 1960’s building which has also stood empty for the same amount of time.
The school will be part of the Aspirations Academies Trust who already run three very successful schools in Bournemouth and Poole; Jewell Academy, Bournemouth and Ocean Academy and Magna Academy in Poole and once fully operational, will cater for pupils aged between 4 and 18 years, with a planned start-up of 210 pupils comprising of 60 in Reception Year and 150 in Year 7.