One of the largest transformation projects of its kind in the UK

Over the last 10 years we have worked hard making improvements to the campus in order to provide the very best environment for children and young adults with the most complex needs.

Some of our existing buildings date back to the 1950s and are tired and unfit for the needs of today’s students and residents.

17 new residential care homes for students attending our school and college or those accessing short breaks were completed and fully operational in 2017.  A new all‐weather sports pitch opened in 2019.

Sir Norman Stoller Way, a close of 17 homes for the children and adults at our school and college who require residential support.

A New School, College and Campus

In 2020, following a period of detailed consultation and an application to Stockport Council and the planning inspectorate, Seashell was granted consent for the development of a new school and campus.

Our aspirational plan is expected to complete in 2026 and will cost over £50 million to build. Some of that money has come from the sale of surplus land to a house builder but much still needs to be raised through fundraising activities, donations and sponsorship.

This major redevelopment will provide the very best environment for Seashell Trust to continue to deliver its excellent standards of education and care for children and young adults with the most complex needs, and to extend its reach,  providing support now and for the future.   

Artist’s impression of the approach to the new College, Reception, Sports and Administration Building. 

What we’ve proudly achieved since 2020

The Bradbury Cycling Centre

The Bradbury Cycling Centre, opened in November 2022, provides a Learn to Ride Track designed by Playscheme – a safe space for young riders of all abilities to enjoy the opportunity to develop their riding skills and in turn, their confidence and wellbeing.  A wider Cycle Track snakes around the Seashell campus and includes different surfaces and obstacles for a more ‘off road’ experience.

The Bradbury Cycling Centre

The Moulding Foundation Building

The Moulding Foundation Building, a new home for Seashell Royal School Manchester, opened in February 2023.  The state-of-the-art facility, carefully designed to support the needs of our students,  includes a swimming pool, hydrotherapy and a dining hall shared with students from Seashell Royal College Manchester.

The Moulding Foundation Building
Moulding Foundation Building Heart Space
Moulding Foundation Building Hydrotherapy Pool
Moulding Foundation Building Bertie Broome Swimming Pool

Next steps


A new College, Reception, Sports and Administration Building – due to open in 2026

A new building for Royal College Manchester and also housing a Reception, with Sports and Administration facilities.  The building will also incorporate a Café, Activity Hall with extended climbing wall, Fitness Suite, Rebound Room, Sensory Integration Room and a suite of flexible multi-purpose rooms at ground floor level with contemporary office space above and associated external landscaping.

Artist’s impression, new college, reception, sports and administration building
Artist’s Impression, Reception Cafe


Additional car parking and a new drop‐off area

New car parking will serve the school and college buildings with further parking for staff and visitors to the sports facilities.

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