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Contractor named for Manchester campus scheme

Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction has been awarded the contract to build a £25M teaching facility on the Openshaw Campus of The Manchester College.

The contract, which was awarded by the College’s governing LTE Group, includes a new sports and public services building on Ashton Old Road that will incorporate a six-court sports hall, healthcare suite and construction and motor vehicle learning facility.

The state-of-the-art venue forms part of LTE Group’s visionary investment strategy that includes a brand-new campus in the city centre, responding to the increasing demand for training and skills in the region.

The Manchester College is said to be one of the largest further education colleges in the UK and largest single provider of 16-19, adult and higher education in Greater Manchester.

Managing Director of Caddick Construction’s North West office, Ian Threadgold said: “Caddick is delighted to be at the forefront of the one of the largest estate reshapes in the education sector.

“The project will provide high quality teaching and learning environments for students, staff, and employers and see the college’s facilities move into broader city communities offering long-term benefits.”

Pre-works have already commenced and the build is expected to take 14 months, with facilities due to open to the first students in September 2021.

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