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The proposed new LIC facility
Proposals for Liverpool International College (LIC) new ‘live-learn’ facility have received approval today, making it the first development with planning permission approval to build in Liverpool’s new Knowledge Quarter.
LIC, which operates through a partnership between the University and Kaplan, recruits and prepares more than 800 international students for entry into the University’s degree programmes each year with courses in academic skills, key subject knowledge and English language.
LIC submitted plans in 2016 to develop a new `live-learn’ facility in the new Knowledge Quarter where Grove Street intersects Smithdown Lane.
Leelee Yates, Director of LIC, said: “We are delighted the plans for our own purpose-built facility have been approved. With the Knowledge Quarter becoming established as a world-leading hub for innovation, our new location will offer our students exciting opportunities and convenient access to University facilities.”
Linda Cowan, managing director, (UK) , Kaplan International Pathways said: “As we celebrate ten years of successful partnership with the University of Liverpool, recently extended for another 15 years, this is a fitting time to receive this good news,”
The new facility will:
Kaplan International Pathways supports 40 partner universities around the world by increasing their international student enrolments and preparing students for higher education study.
Planning approval is subject to a Section 106 Agreement and Judicial Review period.
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