inspiredspaces and its joint venture partners in the Local Education Partnership (LEP), reached financial close on the 160 million Rochdale Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in January 2010. Rochdale’s programme forms part of the UK Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme.

The LEP, which comprises Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, BSFiand Carillion, will initially deliver thirteen secondary schools. This will include three privately financed schools (to which Carillion will provide facilities management services over a 25 year concession period) and ten refurbished/remodelled schools. All 13 schools within Rochdale’s BSF programme will be completed by the end of 2014.

Carillion began construction in January 2010 on the first two schemes: To date, six schemes have been completed and handed over: Hollingworth Business and Enterprise College (September 2011), Siddal Moor Sports College (January 2012), Matthew Moss High School (April 2012), Cardinal Langley RC High School (September 2012), Brownhill Learning Community – Darnhill Study Centre (September 2012) and Brownhill Learning Community – Saxon Hall Study Centre (September 2012).

Hollingworth Business and Enterprise College

Siddal Moor Sports College

Matthew Moss High School


We currently have seven major projects on site. Middleton Technology School, Holy Family RC & CE College and Kingsway Park High School commenced on site during the autumn term 2011 and are due to be completed in 2013. Work on the new Brownhill Learning Community (Heights Lane site) School, Falinge Park High School, Wardle High School and St Cuthbert’s RC High School started during 2012. All construction work is due to be completed by September 2014.

Middleton Technology School

Holy Family RC & CE College

Kingsway Park High School

Brownhill Learning Community

Falinge Park High School

Wardle High School

St Cuthbert’s RC High School


The LEP delivers all aspects of the BSF process from inception to completion, helping Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council to deliver educational transformation through the procurement of innovative school accommodation and related services. A key part of this is the provision by the LEP of state of the art ICT facilities within each secondary school.

By creating radically improved school environments and educational climates, inspiredspaces Rochdale in partnership with Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council will create the transformational step change for learners and the wider communities.

Carillion’s chief executive said: “We are delighted to have secured financial close for this major programme and look forward to building a strong and successful relationship with Rochdale, its head teachers and their staff, to provide schools that will enable them to deliver a first-class learning experience for their students, as well as high-quality community facilities.”

Key to inspiredspaces selection was the understanding of Rochdale’s educational vision and how - through an approach to partnership underpinned by shared values - this vision can be realised.