LTE Group’s campus estate masterplan marks a new era in education and skills that will see us playing a key role in Manchester’s future success.
Our £140m investment in a new city centre campus and a significantly refurbished wider estate will benefit one million Mancunians during the next 50 years.
It will enable local people to access skilled job opportunities in key growth sectors including the creative and digital industries, business and financial services, construction, and health and social care.
Our investment in education and skills provision is targeted at reducing the income gap for residents who live and work in Manchester. It is part of major regeneration plans in the city, and will help to reduce the deprivation that still exists in many areas.
We will transform the city’s skills and expertise by strategically investing in:
Upskilling and reskilling Manchester and Greater Manchester residents to fill current and future skills gaps in rewarding careers.
Focusing on the sectors and skillsets most crucial to future economic growth, as set out in Greater Manchester’s local industrial strategy.
Delivering our courses in partnership with businesses and other employers, with industry placements and long-term career opportunities.
Working with Manchester City Council on plans aligned to long-term regeneration in the city centre and north, south and east Manchester.
The overall development project is supported by Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, together with a range of funding and education partners.
This exciting new build project will support the College and UCEN Manchester's Vision 2025 to revolutionise education in our city’s communities by delivering technical and vocational programmes of the highest standard – designed and delivered in partnership with employers.
This means students will gain the knowledge and skills most valued by employers, alongside hands-on experience. Our philosophy is underpinned by a commitment to provide students with access to real career opportunities.
Working in some of Manchester’s most deprived communities, we see the star quality in every student – from high flyers with huge ambitions to those who need more support.
The new estate will open up opportunities and help build a more inclusive economy by giving people the right skills, experience and contacts for careers in Greater Manchester’s key growth sectors.
Local residents will also benefit from the career and apprenticeship opportunities created during the construction of our new city centre campus and redevelopment at our Openshaw, Harpurhey and Wythenshawe campuses.
The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester are creating five campuses that will deliver superb technical education – designed and delivered in partnership with employers – in sectors that are crucial to our region’s economy over the next 10-20 years.
Five main campuses will be created, designed and delivered in partnership with employers, in sectors that are crucial to our region’s economy over the next 10-20 years.
The campus facilities will mirror the demand for skills in the region’s key economic growth sectors (as detailed below), increasing the quantity of people trained and the quality of outcomes. Put simply, an ever-increasing number of people trained with relevant qualifications and skills to fill the skills gaps in the region.
We will provide routes into specialisation as well as English, maths and digital skills for people who are yet to choose a preferred technical route, or who may be returning to education.
At our learning hubs in North and South Manchester and sitting at the heart of the community in Harpurhey and Wythenshawe, we will be able to support learners at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).
The courses on offer will vary by site but will include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English, maths, digital skills, and Level 1 and 2 courses in construction, logistics and motor vehicles, hair and beauty, hospitality, and travel and tourism at The Manchester College's Centres of Excellence.
This exciting new build project will contribute to the regeneration of several core locations, in line with Manchester City Council’s strategic plans. Our construction and redevelopment projects will create:
Our plans are aligned to large-scale regeneration proposals for the following areas:
The city centre campus is a major strategic piece of the regeneration of the Great Ducie/Cheetham area opposite Manchester Arena, which has lain dormant since the demolition of Boddingtons Brewery in 2007, and is now set for an ambitious redevelopment and investment scheme.
Openshaw links to Manchester City Council’s continued regeneration of East Manchester, with exciting plans for new housing, sports and leisure facilities that build on the Etihad, National Cycling Centre velodrome and Commonwealth Games legacy. Neighbouring areas will also benefit from investment.
Citylabs is already one of the UK’s most successful health innovation and technology clusters and will see substantial growth in coming years, as part of the local industrial strategies for Manchester and Greater Manchester.
Our Harpurhey and Wythenshawe campuses are ideally placed in areas set to see further regeneration. The Council’s Northern Gateway plans will bring affordable new housing and population growth near Harpurhey, bringing a new generation of students.
Concentrating our activities at fewer campuses will enable us to be cleaner and greener. It also releases much-needed development sites in key locations for local regeneration, ensuring they are repurposed to create value for the City in other ways, contributing to and being reflective of local need.
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