The 720-place Manchester Health Academy is a new high school developed as part of Manchester City Council’s BSF programme; one of 6 new academies across the city. It replaces Brookway high school and includes a 120 place post 16 provision and a new community library for the Brooklands ward. The academy offers a full range of subjects and specialises in health and sport studies, supported by its main sponsor, the Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust (CMFT).
The site is bounded by Altrincham Road (A560) to the south and Moor Road and residential properties to the east, with business and retail parks to the north and west. The community, public and post-16 areas of the school are located closest to Moor Road and front a new public plaza, with the private school provision housed more securely towards the back of the site. The colourful 2 to 3 storey building completes an external courtyard with the existing sports building providing an outdoor performance space. The vibrant colours were inspired by the foods that make up a healthy lifestyle, a theme taken up in the new academy logo.