Manchester Airport has officially announced its plans to open an on-site education centre. The ‘AeroZone’, which is being led by Laing O’Rourke and has been designed by Pascall+Watson and Space Zero, will launch in the new year and host more than 5,000 pupils aged between four and 18 each year.
Sessions will seek to inspire young people about the wide range of careers they can pursue in aviation, as well as giving them practical advice about how to access employment opportunities and prepare for the world of work. Cutting edge design and educational technology will be used to link aviation-related activities to the curriculum.
The facility is being delivered as part of the Pascall+Watson and Laing O'Rourke led £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme, ensuring the biggest investment ever made in its 81-year history leaves a lasting legacy for the region.
Pascall+Watson have been working with Abu Dhabi's first British school, the British School Al Khubairat, to redevelop their student facilities