More expansion at MHA
A new teaching building is taking shape at Manchester Health Academy. Passers-by will have seen cranes lifting the steel work into place for the three-storey block during the autumn, and now floors and stairways have been installed.
Academy principal, Mr Green, visited the site along with two students and the academy’s finance director, Mrs Staunton.
Following their visit, student James Phoenix said: “I can see from this preview that the new building is going to be very special – a modern jewel in Wythenshawe’s crown”, while student Ali Mohammed said: “It is going to be an amazing addition to the academy. It was a privilege to see the construction at this stage; it will look completely different when it is finished.”
The building has been designed primarily for maths and English teaching, with classrooms incorporating state of the art, ‘teaching walls’.
The new building will house a new reception, providing a welcoming entrance for parents, carers and visitors. Inside there will be a full-height atrium that will offer a flexible focal space for events.
The £10million transformation programme of the academy’s estate has already seen the addition of a new dining room extension, multi-use games area and FA standard all-weather pitch for students and the community to enjoy. The new building is due to open for use in September, in time for the next academic year.
Photo credit: Bowker Sadler Architecture