Manchester Creative and Media Academy, Manchester

Project: Manchester Creative and Media Academy, Manchester

Thru-Wall’s innovative and integrated modular offsite approach has ensured that the new £38million Manchester Creative and Media Academy opened on time for the 2012 academic year.

It was the advantages that Thru-Wall could offer on both design and cost that secured this contract against more traditional build solutions for the complete wall facade.

Manufactured offsite at a state-of-the-art facility in Merseyside, the structural insulated panels were then delivered to site and were installed within just 10 days. A fabricated aluminium rainscreen solution that boasts six separate colour finishes to achieve the architect’s external visual effect was then installed in January.

The academy has two four-storey buildings that are able to house 1500 students, as well as providing accommodation for 120 post-16 education students. Set in 110,000m2, the site of the new academy features large, clear spaces, both inside and out, with a courtyard that will host outdoor events during the summer and will enable students to have the space to imagine, work and create.

To view a video of the finished academy please click on the link here: http://youtu.be/UsvuzJhsOjk