B&E Boys are pleased to announce the start of work on a new project at Manchester Communication Academy, Harpurhey in Manchester. The project consists of the construction of a new £638k Sports Pavilion for the Academy – a relatively new school in the city – that only opened its doors in 2010.
Harpurhey is an area that has previously suffered from deprivation. However, in recent years a considerable amount of regeneration has taken place. The area is now an emerging and developing one. Manchester Communication Academy is very much a flagship for this and the new Pavilion continues the recent provision of much needed facilities for the local community.
The project managers are AA Projects and the project is set to last for 19 weeks. The Sports Pavilion with consist of piled foundations, brick and block walls and a Kingspan Roof System. The Pavilion will feature 4 new changing rooms, referee changing areas, and disabled facilities. The facilities will serve the existing hard play, grass areas and astro-turf of the school. The key priorities of the design are to provide a secure environment as well as an excellent standard of changing facility.
The new Pavilion is being funded with the help of the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund. With the help of the government, £102million has been committed over 3 years to fund facilities development. It is a strategic target of The Football Foundation to invest 40% of funding into the 20% most-deprived areas of the country – hence the investment in Harpurhey.
Manchester Communication Academy is one of eight academies and academy trusts up and down the country that are benefitting from The Football Foundation funding. Since the Foundation launched in 2000, over 13,000 grants and more than £530million in funds have been awarded to projects designed to improve grassroots sport.
B&E Boys are proud to be continuing our record of delivering projects within the education sector that provide excellent facilities that benefit schools and the local communities they serve.