Repairs Direct’s New Works team have undertaken a huge renovation project, transforming a former sixth form centre in Prestwich into a new college for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Staff redesigned and refurbished most rooms within the building at St Monica’s High School in Prestwich, which will now be used by Elms Bank Specialist Arts College.

The extensive work has included creating new accessible bathrooms and kitchen areas, new air conditioning units, ceiling mounted harnesses, wheelchair friendly doorways, handrails, the installation of a new security system and other adaptations.

Repairs Direct, who are Six Town Housing’s dedicated repairs and home improvement service, were approached by Bury Council’s Department for Children, Young People and Culture to undertake the work.

Elms Bank’s Headteacher, Orienne Langley-Sadler, said, “Repairs Direct have been totally committed to not only bringing the project in on time, but completing it to a high standard. They have shown great attention to detail and worked to the highest standards every step of the way.”

Rick Doyle, New Works Manager for Repairs Direct, said, “We were very proud to work on a project like this, the results of which will make a real difference to students and support inclusion in the borough.”

The new college opened its doors to students on Wednesday 4th September.

Published on 11/09/19.

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