Willmott Dixon have awarded Cara Brickwork the Masonry Package on the New Manchester College which is part of a £140m new-build and refurbishment programme that will eventually see new centres of industry excellence across Manchester,

The landmark four-storey development which will be for “Centre of excellence for the creative and digital industries” will be located on Great Ducie Street, facing Manchester Arena. The site that once housed an iconic part of Manchester’s past, the Boddington’s Brewery.

The site is planned to hold around 200,000 sq ft of education space focused on the creative and performing arts. It will include facilities such as a theatre, film studios, music practice rooms, student hubs, IT suites, a hair and beauty training salon, and a photography studio.

Avison Young is planning consultant for the SimpsonHaugh and Bond Bryan-designed campus.

The Masonry works are due to start mid-December.