Case Study

Education

Manchester Enterprise Academy Central

Fallowfield, Manchester

Client
Manchester City Council
Location
Fallowfield, Manchester
Value
£23m
Contractor
Laing O’Rourke
Start
September 2016
Completion
August 2017
Sector
Education
Form of Contract
JCT
Delivery Type
Design and Build

The school will provide 1050 pupil spaces, supporting the growing need for school places in Manchester. This will be the second Manchester Enterprise Academy governed school, the sponsors of the existing award winning school in Wythenshawe.

The project has been constructed using offsite volumetric modular construction and the 7655m building comprises of three storeys along with adjoining sport hall and external sports areas.

A bespoke sustainability plan was devised in alignment with NWCH and client priority areas, outlining commitments to supporting local benefit throughout the
programme.

Local impact
• 22 education activities were delivered, engaging over 1000 young people in STEM related learning.
• This has included sponsoring and mentoring a local secondary school through the 10 week STEM competition ‘Go4SET’.
• 8 one week work experience placements took place on the project for pupils from local secondary schools.
• The team worked closely with the local residents association throughout the programme, volunteering to deliver works and donate materials to enhance the local green space, West Point Gardens.
• The project received a final CCS Score of 42.
• In partnership with the MCC ‘My Futures’ programme, a local young man took part 3 month placement with the project team, offering him mentored support and experience. The individual was not in education, employment or training before his placement and having completed training for a CSCS card is now in full time employment in the construction industry as a result.
• 37 Apprentices worked on the project totalling in 434 weeks.
• 7 employment opportunities were created on the project, 5 of which were new. One of the great successes of the project has been the delivery of Social Value. From education  activities to community volunteering, apprenticeships to school assemblies the team has worked hard to deliver not just a project, but long term benefit to the area and beyond.

 

‘One of the great successes of the project has been the delivery of Social Value. From education activities to community volunteering, apprenticeships to school assemblies the team has worked hard to deliver not just a project, but long term benefit to the area and beyond.’ 

Gillian Ramsbottom, Project Manager, Manchester City Council