Transforming Healthcare Education and Training

The Bolton College of Medical Sciences (BCMS), a groundbreaking project in partnership with the University of Bolton, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton College, and Bolton Council, is set to revolutionize the training and employment landscape in the healthcare sector across Greater Manchester. Positioned at the Royal Bolton Hospital, this state-of-the-art facility promises to be a beacon of advanced healthcare education, preparing thousands of students for a future in clinical care and offering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for current NHS staff.


The Importance of the Project

This ambitious £40m facility is not only a substantial investment in the local economy but also a significant enhancement to the healthcare services provided in the area. Expected to train around 3,000 students annually, BCMS is designed to alleviate local NHS staffing pressures, improve care levels, and broaden access to healthcare professions. Its innovative training environment includes high-tech simulation suites and dedicated classrooms for CPD, creating a dynamic and immersive learning experience for both new and existing healthcare professionals.


Dortech’s Expert Contribution

Appointed by Willmott Dixon, the main contractor, Dortech Architectural Systems Ltd has played a pivotal role in this transformative project. We were tasked with the design, manufacture, and installation of nearly 2,000m² of high-performance architectural glazing. Selecting Technal for their reputable aluminium glazing systems, we ensured that our installations would meet the highest standards of quality and durability needed for such a prestigious development.


Celebrating Partnership with Willmott Dixon

Our ongoing partnership with Willmott Dixon underscores a mutual commitment to excellence and innovation. “Working with Willmott Dixon has always been an outstanding experience. Their proactive engagement and detailed integration of all subcontract trades have ensured that every phase of the project runs smoothly. This collaborative approach significantly enhances the construction process, making Willmott Dixon a truly valued partner,” stated Paul Trueman, Managing Director of Dortech.


The Architectural Vision by Associated Architects

The architectural design, crafted by Associated Architects, plays a crucial role in the functionality and aesthetics of BCMS, providing state-of-the-art facilities that align with modern healthcare demands. Their expertise has been instrumental in developing a facility that not only supports advanced training but also integrates seamlessly with the existing structures at the Royal Bolton Hospital.


The Bolton College of Medical Sciences is more than just a building; it is a future hub for healthcare excellence that will train the next generation of healthcare professionals. Our involvement in this project is a testament to Dortech’s commitment to delivering superior architectural glazing solutions that contribute to the welfare and advancement of the community. As BCMS prepares to welcome its first cohort of students, we look forward to seeing the positive impacts of our work and our continued collaboration with partners like Willmott Dixon and Associated Architects.