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The steel frame for the new state of the art Manchester Enterprise Academy has been completed by Billington Structures.

The £19M educational facility will provide 750 places for 11 to 16 year-olds as well as post-16 eduction for 120 students when it opens in 2010.

Mick Strutt, Project Manager for steelwork contractor Billington Structures, said: “The completion of this steel project enhances our strong reputation within the construction and education sectors.”

The academy is situated in Wythenshawe, south Manchester on the site of the existing Parklands High School. The academy is currently utilising the existing school buildings before moving into its own purpose built facilities next September.

Main contractor for the project is Balfour Beatty Construction.

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