The successful delivery of the new Southern Cross, Castlefield Campus and Camberwell Park schools programme for Manchester City Council (MCC), has provided much-needed facilities across Greater Manchester for students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.
The completed schools opened for the start of the 2021 academic year and provide highly inclusive learning environments for students of different ages with diverse special educational needs. The quality and attention to detail in design and delivery will enable these students to gain vital skills and reach their full academic potential.
As a result of collaboration by project partners to deliver exemplary social value initiatives, this programme has made a real difference to people’s lives, by enhancing the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the Manchester community. Significant investment in the local economy, job creation, and support for some of society’s most disadvantaged and underrepresented has ensured long-lasting outcomes for the community for many years to come.
We were delighted to see that our SEMH Manchester school programme took home the win in the Delivering Social Value Award at the 2022 Building Awards. The schools programme delivered £12.7m of social, local and economic benefit and is on track to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. This programme also won the ‘Inclusive Learning Spaces for All’ award at this year’s Education Estates and achieved highly commended in the ‘Community Engagement Project of the Year’ category at the 2022 Construction News awards.