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Laing O'Rourke wins approval for $11 million Oldham College project in Manchester
British construction services firm Laing O’Rourke has secured planning approval for phase I of the £7 million ($11 million) redevelopment of Oldham College in Greater Manchester, which will be designed by Aedas.
The project involves conversion of the college’s Rochdale Road campus into a 21st century learning hub. The work in the phase I involves development of a five-storey Learning Hub, situated on the corner of Middleton Road and Rochdale Road.
The Learning Hub will accommodate 28 new classrooms, a community space, and new student support facilities. The new building will be an energy-efficient facility, which will serve as the new frontage to the campus.
The project forms part of a masterplan which seeks to make better use of the site, and to improve facilities for teaching and learning. The project will also contribute towards the overall regeneration of the Oldham.
Laing O'Rourke plans to commence construction on the site on 4 February 2013 and intends to complete it by early 2014. Laing O’Rourke was selected for the project in 2012 through the North West Construction Hub framework.