Friday, October 4, 2013

British School of Chicago Delayed a Year Due to Merger

Planned British School of Chicago (via DNAinfo)
In case you missed this story, the British School of Chicago, who was planning on building a brand new building just north of Roosevelt Collection has been delayed (via Gazette):
Plans to open a new South Loop campus for the British School of Chicago have been pushed back to 2015 as a result of a merger between the World Class Learning (WCL) Group and Nord Anglia Education.  
The British School is a part of the WCL schools network. The partnership unites Nord Anglia Education’s 14 schools throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia with WCL’s 11 schools in North America, Qatar, and Spain.  
The combined organization will operate 25 schools in 11 countries educating more than 14,500 students. The site of the new school, just north of McCaffery Interests’ Roosevelt Collection mixed use development on Roosevelt Road, sparked debate for months because the original Roosevelt Collection plan called for a 2.2-acre public park at that same location.
Judging from the article it sounds like the school will still move forward.  However, whenever something like this happens we become a little skeptical.  Time will tell.

(Hat tip:   JH & SC!)

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