£42m Investment In Abraham Moss Centre Provides Local Education Hub


After five years of development and a £42m investment, the Abraham Moss Centre in North Manchester has re-opened. At the heart of the Crumpsall and Cheetham communities, the newly refurbished centre will provide local children and adults with a central hub of education, health and leisure facilities.

The Abraham Moss Centre offers a number of facilities to local people to use and enjoy including the Abraham Moss Community School. Located within the centre, this is Manchester’s first ‘through school’ taking children from 5–16 years of age. Providing local families with 420 primary places, the school represents the first newly built primary school in Manchester for over 40 years. 

Alongside the school, are a number of other services which compliment the facility. Inclusive of a new library for all local people to use, the Abraham Moss Centre will also be home to the award-winning Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) as well as, the College of the 3rd Age for students aged over 55. 

To nurture local talent in music and drama, there is also a 250 person theatre. A unique space for the community to use, it will provide a place for performance and the arts to thrive. Bringing education and opportunities to all ages, the centre will become an education hub for North Manchester.

“Abraham Moss has been at the heart of the north Manchester community for generations, and this major transformation will make sure the centre continues to play a vital role within this community," said Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council.

"Offering life-long education and development services, along with leisure, health and fitness facilities, all under one roof, Abraham Moss is a true community hub that is perfectly placed to enhance and improve the lives of north Manchester people," Leese added.

Source: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/article/6845/abraham_moss_centre_relaunches_after_a_five_year_transformation