Bury College Phase 9, Enterprise Centre Extension

Award-winning education facility at Bury College
Bury College
1,652 sqm
March 2014
Seven Architecture
BREEAM Very Good


Following successful completion of Phase 7 and 8 for Bury College, Eric Wright Construction was invited to tender and was awarded Phase 9.

This phase of the development for the college brings a new four storey extension to the existing Enterprise Centre in Market Street.

The state-of-the-art facility creates a number of purpose-built classrooms, seminar, and meetings rooms, along with conference and lecture facilities. The scheme included refurbishment and alteration to parts of the existing building, together with external services and landscaping works.

The design aims to improve legibility of the site and to simplify detailing and massing of the existing building.

A high level of active frontage to primary elevations to the west and north are visible from the town centre approach and increase the prominence of the college site.

The Enterprise Centre delivers a range of courses to enable people to gain skills required by businesses.  The extension enables the college to provide education for students on university, adult and business courses; this includes undergraduates and advanced level apprentices.


LABC Awards 2015 – Best Educational Building


A screwdriver and a wrench. Vector icons for video, mobile apps, Web sites and print projects.  12 Work experience weeks                  local-workforce   74.4% Local workforce                                               00_education   5 Career workshops completed

waste-recycled   99% Waste recycled                             ccs-score   40/50 Considerate Constructors score                     00_community   100 Community hours contributed

Key Challenges

Construction took place on the busy live campus where full segregation of site and logistics management will enable the campus to remain operational throughout.

Added Value

Eric Wright Construction employees presented career information at the College open evening and gave teaching sessions based on site for current students where they were given a ‘master class’ as a particular area of the building is constructed.

Client Feedback

“Eric Wright Construction has provided us with a superb building which will enable the College to offer a high-quality learning and training experience to employers and students.”
Keith Platts
Executive Director Resources for Learning, Bury College

Get in Touch

For all enquiries, please get in touch with the team here at Eric Wright.