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Planning application submitted for brand new Health, Innovation and STEM centre at Bury College
A planning application has been submitted for a new centre at Bury College to expand its Health, Innovation and Digital Technologies offer. The proposed development consists of a variety of innovative teaching and learning spaces for the delivery of Health, Social Care and Computing and Information Technology related courses, including the Government's new Health a Digital T levels.
Whilst plans for the project began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this new development is well timed to offer young people the opportunity to train in a range of high-demand areas and prepare them for employment in these sectors which are of key importance to the Bury and Greater Manchester economies.
"The new centre will provide increased opportunities and support critical employment in the health, innovation and digital sectors for the local community."
Senior Project Manager, G&T
G&T is providing Project Management services alongside Wilson Mason LLP (architects), Waterman (services and structural engineers), Iteriad Landscape Architects, RLB (cost consultants) and Ridge and Partners (BREEAM assessor and highways consultant).
The £8.6m new centre represents a significant financial investment for Bury's economy. Funds for the project are supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Department for Education as well as the college and is on target to deliver Environmental BREEAM "Excellence".
The development looks to reinforce the college's presence in Greater Manchester, whilst enlivening the streetscape and improving the public realm. Easily accessible via a range of public transport links including the Metro and bus transport hub, the project seeks to improve the viability of both services through increased demand as well as generating a very sustainable transport strategy for the college and the town.
Lynsay Robinson, G&T senior project manager said : "We are proud to be working with Bury College and the design team on this ambitious and rewarding project. The new centre will provide increased opportunities and support critical employment in the health, innovation and digital sectors for the local community."