The project was one of just 13 stalled college projects to be given support by the LSC to progress to the next stage of development, after the ВЈ3.5bn programme hit the buffers late last year after it ran out of funding, leaving 144 schemes awaiting approval.
Meanwhile, property consultancy Drivers Jonas has managed the selection of Quarmby Construction to create ВЈ6.2m of additional sixth form facilities on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey, and Wates to undertake ВЈ6.4m of internal and external refurbishment work on The Manchester CollegeвЂ™s existing buildings at the site.ADVERTISEMENT
Steve Jordan, partner of Drivers Jonas Manchester, said: вЂњThe near ВЈ45m investment in these three projects is a significant boost to the cityвЂ™s educational infrastructure and regeneration to the communities in which they will be built in.
вЂњEach contractor has been carefully selected to construct cutting edge facilities based on innovative designs which our team developed in close collaboration with The Manchester College. We will continue to work with college and its various stakeholders, as well as the firms involved, to ensure the schemes are successfully delivered.вЂќ
Principal of The Manchester College Peter Tavernor said: вЂњIt is fantastic news that we have received the go ahead to get started on these much needed and eagerly awaited projects, as they will help improve training and employment opportunities for local people and assist in the regeneration of the city of Manchester. We are confident that with the Design Team we have in place, we will be able to deliver on time, within budget and to our usual award-winning standard.вЂќ
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