Cassidy + Ashton Gorton School

Conlon kicks off Gorton school build

The contractor has started work on a 472-place school on the site of the former Gorton Mount Primary Academy, due to be run by the Vantage Academies Trust.

The site just off Longsight Road currently houses a two-storey building which has remained largely vacant since Gorton Mount Academy moved to a new site in 2016.

Supported by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, the plans put forward for the site include the demolition of the main building and replacing it with a mixed one-and-two storey building featuring nearly 25,000 sq ft of internal space.

The scheme is due to complete in June 2020; Conlon has been involved since the pre-application stage of the project, while Cassidy + Ashton is the architect.

Phil Ashall, EFA framework delivery manager at Conlon Construction said: “Gorton Primary School sits among a number of projects currently underway by Conlon Construction across Greater Manchester, including Hazel Grove Primary School and Cheadle Primary School.

“We’re looking forward to handing over a brand new school ready for its September 2020 intake and provide much-needed additional and quality school places for local people.”

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