UA92 Digital Academy


A new higher education provider designed to bridge the gap between education and industry.

The former Kellogg’s European HQ building in Trafford has been refurbished and transformed into University Academy 92 (UA92), a new higher education provider which aims to jump start careers with world class facilities and close partnerships with industry.




£2 Million




Founded by Gary Neville and the “Class of ‘92”, in partnership with Lancaster University, UA92 has worked closely with industry partners to develop a curriculum which focuses on four key areas: sports, media, digital and business.

These partners, which include Microsoft, TalkTalk and KPMG, are an integral part of the learning experience, providing students with regular guest lectures, industry insight days and masterclasses.

The four storey building in Trafford was purpose built as Kelloggs’ European HQ and used by them for almost 30 years until they re-located to Media City in 2018.

Work began later that year to convert the commercial space into a vibrant and modern campus, focused around a multifunctional central atrium on the ground floor. UA92 opened its doors to its pioneering cohort in 2019.

The digital academy opened its doors in 2022 and boasts state-of-the-art facilities including AI and VR suites, individual work pods and immersive 360 IGLOO technology, as well as teaching, collaboration and breakout spaces.

CWC carried out the MEP design and integration of the numerous specialist systems. Working to a tight deadline for the start of the academic year, the rest of the building was also occupied throughout the works.

Work is still ongoing to parts of the building; CWC are currently working on the refurbishment of the basement level into a gym and ancillary accommodation.

The UA92 Digital Academy will be a catalyst in Greater Manchester’s digital ecosystem, working with world leading tech partners to develop and inspire talent in devops, cloud, linux, data science, cyber security, AR, VR and AI.
Aaron Saxon


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