Hull City Council is determined that Hull children get the best possible start in life with the best education possible.
That’s why work will begin at the former Endeavour site on Beverley Road to transform the building into a fully refurbished secondary school.
Hull Trinity House Academy, run by Delta Academy Trust, will move to the site from September 2023, and this has enabled them to increase their Year 7 intake from 120 pupils to 240 pupils, also opening the school to girls as well as boys.
Starting from Monday 1 August, phase one of the works will see the internal strip out and service disconnections, as well as minor remodelling. Phase two will commence in the autumn when the dining hall will be extended and the main building will be refurbished, bringing the site up to date as a modern, fit for purpose secondary school.
Councillor Linda Tock, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “Making sure Hull’s children get the best possible education is one of the most important things we can do.
“That’s why I’m pleased to see work starting to deliver much-needed secondary school places for the city and provide more choice for families.
“Hull Trinity House is an important part of the city’s culture and history. They offer specialised opportunities for young people. This refurbishment means more young people will be able to take advantage of those opportunities. When the refurbishment is complete, I hope that the site will provide an excellent learning environment.”
The project is being delivered by Hull Esteem Consortium. Sewell Construction has been appointed to complete the works.
Gavin Barley, Esteem’s General Manager said: “We’re looking forward to working in partnership with Hull City Council and Sewell Construction once again, and things are moving quickly to start works on bringing the former Endeavour building back to life.
“This will make way for the well-established Hull Trinity House Academy to move in, creating unique opportunities for the city’s young people. The Endeavour building was purpose-built for secondary education and includes some great facilities for the Academy’s existing and future students.”