Planning Application!

Pioneer TEC is about to submit a planning application to erect a brand new, state-of-the-art Training & Education to Employment Centre (mid 2022). 

We want the very best in terms of resources and environment for the young people who come into our care. We believe the students attending our school should have the opportunity to thrive. It is therefore our intention to provide them with both the surroundings and the tools to enable each young person to maximise their opportunities both academically and in their vocational studies. 

Pioneer TEC’s service already offers a safe home and unique alternative learning environment to our residential students. The new centre will enable Pioneer TEC to take the next step in its evolution and offer resources and accommodation for tomorrow’s students enabling greater access to a wider variety of markets and opportunities, including recycling, renewable energy and the carbon free age of the future.

This brand new, modern facility will also offer additional space and components to enable the future Phoenix Park site to evolve into the very first of its kind … a virtually zero carbon leisure facility. The building is zoned for energy efficiency and the safety of students, staff and the members of the public who will utilise its facilities. 

What will it look like?

There are planned retail and workspaces on the ground and mezzanine floors for visitors and students who are gaining valuable work experience. 

The second floor offers classrooms for study, training and welfare as well as catering with a private, secure entrance and lift for students and staff.

The third floor offers ultra-modern student accommodation and great views and vistas over the Lancashire Countryside, the City of Preston and down the length of the River Ribble to the entrance of the estuary on the Fylde Coast.

The fourth floor has a viewing deck and meeting room for professionals as well as students.

In addition, there will be complementary state-of-the-art, modern workshops trackside on the nearby TRAX MX site for testing and the operation of anything electrically powered. This will allow for the provision of electrical mechanical courses as the world moves ever closer towards carbon reduction. 

The new plant maintenance building will allow students to learn about plant machinery and construction equipment whilst they learn on the job and help to maintain the fleet of onsite vehicles and equipment.

Last but not least, in the surrounding compound within the Phoenix Park site, there are to be sport and football pitches, a skateboard/scooter park and a stadium for track side viewing.

Coming Soon … the next planning application will be for a water sports centre / cable ski lake as well as a dry slope ski facility. There will therefore be plenty of opportunities for student involvement as Phoenix Park rises to be the premier place for young people in the care system to live and be safe whilst they learn and begin to earn.

Pioneer Building Concept