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Cheadle Hulme School gains new development

Sixth Form students at Cheadle Hulme School in Stockport, Greater Manchester, have recently benefitted from the delivery of a new centre for learning and collaboration.

Construction of the £1.2M Cheadle Hulme School development commenced back in January and reached completion before the start of this academic school year, with the architects of the new building being Pozzoni Architects while the principal contractor was Seddon.

The Head of Sixth Form at Cheadle Hulme School, Nick Axon stated: “For the first time in the school’s 163-year history, our Sixth Form students have their own dedicated space, tailored to the needs of our senior learners and designed with their future work experiences in mind. Students can study independently or collaborate with others in the various spaces upstairs, whilst enjoying the comforts of a cafe and social space downstairs.

“Already, it is allowing us to deliver on the promises we make to our students as well as helping them to develop as independent, cultured, intellectually curious individuals… so far the students are making excellent use of the space and are hugely enjoying the way it has given them their own identity on the site.”

The Director at Pozzoni, Catherine Mulley commented: “We wanted the building to sit well with its surroundings at the school, but it was also really important to create a space that felt modern and new – for the sixth form students who will use it every day.

“We know that a diverse student life is not just about study; it is vital that young people also have space to interact, engage with one another and look ahead to their exciting futures. That is why we have designed spacious areas for socialising and team working, as well as rooms for private meetings – just like the facilities they will be likely to encounter in their working lives.”

The Property Services Director at Seddon, John Shannon added: “It is important that students have access to high quality educational spaces, as well as areas for some well-deserved downtime. This outstanding facility will provide those who study and work at the sixth form with a modern, enriching learning environment where they can achieve their fullest potential.”

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