The Manchester College

The Manchester College is the largest further education college in the UK
The Manchester College
Further Education
July 2015
Planned/Reactive M&E
3 Years


The Manchester College portfolio of properties is diverse and in parts, specialised to cover the large selection of courses offered to its 23,000 students.

The Manchester College is the number one provider of 16-19 education, adult education and higher education in FE in Greater Manchester.

EWFM provides Facilities Management services to 10 campuses within the Manchester area:

Central Manchester

  • Nicolls Campus
  • Shena Simon Campus
  • St John’s Centre

South Manchester

  • Fielden Campus
  • Northenden Campus
  • Wythenshawe Campus

North & East Manchester

  • Moston Campsus
  • Harpurhey Campus
  • Openshaw Campus
  • The Manchester School of Building

Our Services

EWFM provides the following services to The Manchester College:

  • Planned and reactive M&E
    • Heating and cooling systems
    • Lift and escalator maintenance
    • Mansafe systems
    • Lightning protection
  • Project works up to £250k


  • Statutory compliance
  • Asset listing and verification
  • Property consultancy
    • Upgrades and refurbishments
    • Dilapidation reports and remedial works
  • Procurement and administration support



EWFM has built a strong relationship with The Manchester College, retaining a high level of communication and customer satisfaction.

We have developed a contractor database specifically for the college, with contractors vetted in accordance with the client’s specific requirements and standards.

EWFM has successfully completed a number of asset verification tasks to ensure the college is operating compliantly and upholding the highest standards of health and safety for its students.

We work closely with the college to ensure compliance throughout the portfolio and to identify improvements and cost savings, recent examples include:

  • Advice surrounding compliance in preparation for ISO audits
  • Advice surrounding re-development of existing facilities
  • Identification of cost savings for services currently managed in-house i.e. waste management

Client Feedback

“Eric Wright Facilities Management are “Professional in their approach to the College, flexible and accommodating.””
Stewart Maloney MCIPS, CPSM
Procurement Manager, The Manchester College

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Get in Touch

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