Construction work begins on £10.4m creative and digital industries college in Salford

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Construction work has just started on a brand-new £10.4m University Technical College (UTC) at MediaCityUK in Salford, with the development work set to be carried out by BAM Construction, a news report in the local media has recently revealed.

The college will focus on the creative and digital industries and will give 14-19 year olds from Greater Manchester the chance to work with employers at MediaCityUK through its direct link to the industry.

The 6,200 sq m building will accommodate the media industries’ specific requirements that include state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, as well as interactive media and gaming facilities. This rich learning environment will also enhance the teaching of the core curriculum which will include English, maths, the sciences, history, geography and languages to GCSE, A Level and BTEC qualifications.

The building will make best use of the site by providing four distinctive outdoor learning zones – the arrival space at the front, the ‘urban’ teaching area adjacent to the Metrolink, the ‘wildlife’ garden space adjacent to the studio ‘black box’, and the informal teaching area to the rear.

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