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  • £7m

    Project value

  • Winter 2021

    completion

  • Collaborative

    approach between industry and educators



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Procured using the Scape framework
  • Will support the future demand for key trades such as: bricklayers, plumbers, electricians, painter and decorators and civil engineers

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Our education specialists in the North are delivering a new Construction Skills Centre at Tameside College, a transformation development for the future of the industry on Greater Manchester.

The SCAPE produced development will support the future demand for key trades such as: bricklayers, plumbers, electricians, painter and decorators and civil engineers. The building has been designed in consultation with regional industry employers and will transform the campus at Beaufort Road.

Under the Vision Tameside banner, in partnership with Tameside Council, the college has invested in its campus to deliver courses and training at: Clarendon Sixth Form College, Advanced Technologies Centre and Tameside One.

The Construction Skills Centre, due to open in late 2021, will further enhance the education and training opportunities for people in the borough of Tameside and surrounding areas.

This project comprises the design and construction of a two storey Construction Skills & Innovation Centre for Tameside college with part mezzanine floor. Inside the building are training bays for students undertaking building trade training courses, general teaching areas, welfare areas for students and staff. The project also includes external works including hard and soft landscaping and the demolition of the existing Portland 2 building and substation.

College principal Jackie Moores said:

“I am delighted that the Construction Skills Centre build is well under way. It is a major step in the college’s plans for futureproofing our estate. This space will allow students and apprentices access to the best equipment, resources and learning environments, whilst boosting the college’s links with employers in the sector.

“The construction trades are always in demand and this is only going to grow in the future. We are excited to be a part of this trend and the benefits this will bring to the local area.”

Anthony Dillon, managing director in the north at Willmott Dixon, said:

“We are very proud to be playing our part in creating these exciting new facilities. Our industry needs more skilled people and this building is an outstanding example of how industry and educators can work together to fulfil this.”