Pikefold Primary School

Client  Manchester City Council

Contractor GB Solutions

Architects  Michael Cunningham

Contract Value  £9M

Services Civil & Structural Engineering and Geotechnical & Environmental Site Investigation

Sutcliffe was appointed as engineers on the new environmentally sustainable school in the Blackley District of Manchester. The school is a mainstream resourced hub for local primary school aged pupils who are on the autistic spectrum or who have speech, language, and/or communication needs.

The scheme was designed to stimulate the children using their environment and includes a variety of teaching spaces, both inside and out. The three storey building includes flexible teaching spaces and a specially designed bridge links to a landscaped area with a pond, outdoor terrace, multi-use games area and a bike track