Situated in Wythenshawe, Manchester
This project consisted of delivering six additional classrooms, car parking, and significant infrastructure work to facilitate future sport pitches and further car parking
The large-scale new build extension came at an important time for Manchester Health Academy. The Academy replaced a predecessor school that struggled with its reputation in the local community. Manchester health Academy has enjoyed a remarkable journey of improvement. Rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED, the school is now extremely popular in the local area. The building of six new classrooms was necessary, primarily to meet the demand of increased pupil numbers.
Chief Architect, Charles Shorland, described the handling of the project by B&E Boys as a “superb performance”. Explaining that the pressures of three major Client extras had been overcome: ‘Easter works’ refurbishment in the main Academy building, a temporary staff car park, ramped access route and an automated staff car park barrier, as well as recovering from the setback of one poor performing subcontractor on the project. Shorland commented that, “All these were dealt with professionally and proactively to deliver new classrooms on time, and (given the extras) well under budget.”
In order to hand over the project in time for the start of the new academic year, it was obviously necessary to carry out much of the work during term-time. Naturally, safety was our paramount concern. Careful planning and effective communication was required. Charles Shorland said, “Communication skills between contractor, Client and design team, were exemplary.”
Phase Two of the Manchester Health Academy project continues our long history of successfully completing a large number of projects within the education sector. As industry leaders with proven experience in the private and public sectors, B&E Boys employ are own team of skilled trades people and professionals.
On the back of the successful completion of Phases 1 and 2, we successfully negotiated Phase 3a, which entailed the installation of a structural steel mezzanine deck within a live educational facility together with the formation of a new food technology area and science facility.