The newly formed Trafford College Group is behind the plan to create a new campus experience.
Work includes the creation of a new courtyard, improved pedestrian routes and campus access, a new visitor entrance, the modernisation of existing buildings and the construction of a new Business Centre.
The redevelopment forms part of the merging of Stockport College and Trafford College, which will see both colleges retain their existing names and campus sites while growing their role as a hub for learning in their local community.
Designed by Project 3 Architects, the regenerated campus will include a striking colonnade fronting the reception and performing arts building to create a feature entrance.
A two-storey glazed ‘street’ will provide a light and airy walkway and relaxation area connecting the reception to the art workshops.
Wates secured the project through the North West Construction Hub.
Manchester civil contractor M J Finnigan is doing the enabling works.
Paul Dodsworth, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction North West, Yorkshire and North East, said: “We have a longstanding presence in Stockport having completed the College’s construction and engineering workshops back in 2010 and more recently, building Redrock, the town’s new £45m leisure development.
“We be using our presence to contribute to the borough’s social and economic development by channeling investment into training and employment opportunities for Stockport’s people and working with a locally-based supply chain.”