Thursday, September 24, 2009

ISG gets go-ahead to start £16.2m Wythenshawe college

ISG is set to start the construction of a ВЈ16.2m sixth form college in Wythenshawe, Manchester, for The Manchester College after the project received approval of capital grant support from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).

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 £6.2m of additional sixth form facilities on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey, and Wates to undertake £6.4m of internal and external refurbishment work on The Manchester College’s existing buildings at the site.


ISG gets go-ahead to start £16.2m Wythenshawe college


Steve Jordan, partner of Drivers Jonas Manchester, said: “The near £45m investment in these three projects is a significant boost to the city’s educational infrastructure and regeneration to the communities in which they will be built in.

“Each 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.”      

Principal of The Manchester College Peter Tavernor said: “It 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.”

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