Building Industry Excellence
We passionately believe in helping you reach your goals, focussing on your future employability and developing the technical skills you need to have a rewarding career. Everything, from the courses we offer, to the support we provide and the work placements we’ll help you secure, is about preparing you for industry.
That’s why we are committed to equipping you with those skills in industry-standard facilities! After all, if your course choice is your first step in a journey to a rewarding career, you’d prefer to learn in an environment that matches what you’d expect to see in industry. And everything has been designed with special access in mind to ensure everyone can access and enjoy our amazing new facilities.
With that in mind we’re spending £140 million in not only building a brand new campus in the city centre (a stones throw away from the Arena) which will be jam-packed with state-of-the art industry equipment and facilities but also redeveloping our existing campuses to bring them up to industry-standard as well!
Openshaw – Opening Summer 2021
Our investment in our Openshaw campus, situated in the east of the city close to the Etihad Stadium, will see students benefit from a range of refurbished facilities that will help give you a great student experience. This includes a newly improved Library with spaces for quiet study and group study pods as well as access to IT facilities, a brand new coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee, a refectory with hot and cold options and a brand new grab and go bar in the main atrium. Students will also benefit from on-site car parking.
For enrichment you will have access to our amazing new sport facility, featuring a six-court multi-discipline sport hall and 30 station gym and coming soon in Spring 2022 will be a full-sized, floodlit 3G full multi-sport pitch with home and away team changing rooms, direct access to the pitch and a seated spectator area.
City Campus Manchester – Opening Summer 2022
Situated in the very heart of Manchester city centre, our new campus will be a two minute walk away from Manchester Victoria making it easily accessible for students across the whole of Greater Manchester. It will not only provide you with exceptional study facilities but is also fully equipped to ensure that you have everything you need to have an amazing student experience.
The building has been designed to provide you with plenty of welcoming and easily accessible spaces, with a large communal courtyard, in which to make friends and socialise so that you can get the most out of your time at College. What’s more, all the amenities are aimed at providing you with an environment which you will thrive in and feel fully supported to achieve your aspirational goals.
Facilities will include a modern coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee, a restaurant fully staffed by students in our Industry Excellence Academy for Hospitality and Catering, a refectory with hot and cold options including a pizzeria and a grab and go service, a stunning roof top terrace, a dedicated Library with both quiet and group study spaces, and banks of self-service laptops that you can borrow to use throughout the building.
There will also be dedicated spaces for our outstanding Student Services, Careers and Welfare teams and Student Support where you will find everything you need to ensure you reach your full potential.