Loreto College ext, Caddick Construction, P, planning docs

Caddick Construction has been apppointed on Loreto College's extension. Credit: via planning docs

Caddick appointed on £10m Hulme college extension

Loreto Sixth Form College has opted for the contractor to develop a building to accommodate 264 additional students.

Work has started on the three-storey campus building on Moss Road West across from the existing campus on Chichester Road South.

Caddick Construction has already undertaken preparatory work under a pre-construction services agreement after planning permission was granted by Manchester City Council last year for the 24,000 sq ft project.

Once built, the £10m extension will house 20 classrooms, a lecture theatre with a seating capacity of 200, and a new study centre.

Partial refurbishment of existing college buildings will occur, including creating science labs, catering facilities, and an outdoor canopied seating area. A science garden and landscaped reflection spaces will also be installed to make the most use of green space.

With an eye on environmental sustainability and minimising operational carbon, the campus building will have 39.8% of its electrical demands met by renewable sources.

This will include air-source heat pumps, solar panels, passive ventilation systems, and night cooling.

EV charging and bike storage for 100 bikes are also being introduced to provide sustainable travel options.

In addition, Caddick will work with the college to ensure the students are engaged in the project, including opportunities to complement the teaching curriculum.

Dave Saville, regional managing director of Caddick Construction North West, said: “Education projects are a chance to make a real difference.

“Loreto College has taken on an ambitious project to not only bring more students into the college but to offer them the very best education. To do so while also investing in ways to operate more sustainably is a testament to the quality of education Loreto provides.

“We are very proud to be delivering the college’s vision and look forward to working closely with them as the project progresses.”

Michael Jaffrain, principal at Loreto College, added: “We are excited about the opportunities this expansion brings and to maximise our green space for biodiversity and air quality.”

The project was procured through the NHS Shared Business Services Public Sector Construction Works Framework.

As well as Caddick, the project team includes AA Projects, 10architect, WML Consulting, Waterman Building Services, SK Transport, Arbtech, P4 Planning, and Survey Operation.

To view the plans, search for application reference 136963/FO/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.

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