- Project Status: Completed
- Start on Site: October 2006
- Construction team: Laing O'Rourke
- Architects: Ellis Williams
- Completion: September 2008
Manchester's first completed BSF project, Gorton Education Village, opened in September 2008, bringing two schools - a comprehensive and a specialist SEN college - together on a one eight-acre campus.
The Gorton Education Village project in East Manchester has created a single-site campus on an eight acre site providing 900 co-educational spaces and 110 specialist support SEN places. This 100% new build project with 2 schools under one roof will combine Cedar Mount High School and Melland SEN High School.
The building features a two-storey 100m internal 'street', a sports hall and community wing, a learning resource centre containing library and ICT facilities and specialist subject zones for Science, Humanities and English. There is also a medical suite on-site offering physiotherapy and hydrotherapy pool.
Gorton Education Village has been named the country's best 'healthy-learning environment' by the British Council for School Environments.
The £25m campus was the first in the north of England to be built under the Government's Building Schools for the Future programme.
For more information please see Cedar Mount High School Website.