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£15.8m

Project

phase one

of station quarter masterplan

2024

Completion

Telford Digital Skills & Enterprise Hub

Bridging the gap between education and employment as part of Telford's masterplan

The new hub will be the first phase in Telford & Wrekin Council's wider masterplan for Station Quarter. The masterplan aims to provide a new residential-led, mixed-use regeneration project that will deliver high-quality homes, access to education opportunities and a range hospitality and leisure spaces. The goal is to create an active destination where people can live, learn, work and relax.

We have already completed the enabling works for the entire Station Quarter site, and are now in the process of delivering the Digital Skills & Enterprise Hub.

Providing spaces for education, upskilling and start-ups

The five-storey hub’s purpose is to provide a combined education and business offering, with shared spaces and start-up offices, as well as a new base for Telford College and Harper Adams University.

Telford College will be utilising the space to provide 200 students aged 16 to 18 with learning opportunities, while Harper Adams University will offer a range of degrees, including Applied Data Science, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics, Engineering Business Management, and Digital Manufacturing.

The vision for the hub is that it will attract and retain young people, upskill people of all ages in the fields of maths and digital, and support businesses to grow.

Dan Doyle, director at Willmott Dixon, said:

“The Telford Digital Skills & Enterprise Hub brings enterprise, focusing particularly on start-up businesses, and education together – which is the perfect partnership as educating and training the next generation and bridging the skills gap is crucial for the future of so many sectors.
“The wider site also marks a new chapter for Telford by creating a more accessible, cohesive, and vibrant town centre that supports the council’s carbon neutral by 2030 pledge. The Telford Digital Skills & Enterprise Hub contributes to this, including sustainable elements such as solar PV panels and no gas on site.
“As with all our schemes, we aim to leave a positive lasting impact on the communities we work within. Throughout this project, we will be delivering a range of initiatives that focus on providing employment and educational opportunities to students in the area; something that is particularly topical given the nature of the building.”

Graham Guest, Principal and CEO of Telford College, said:

"This is a unique alliance between industry and education, elevating aspirations, shaping our future workforce, and contributing to economic success in the area.
“Our courses at Station Quarter will be targeted towards equipping people for careers in sectors such as cybersecurity, AI and robotics, virtual and augmented reality, cloud computing, wireless technologies, 5G innovation, and much more.

Professor Ken Sloan, Vice Chancellor of Harper Adams University, added:

"The Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub is poised to become a dynamic learning environment that nurtures talent, fosters collaboration, and contributes to the growth of digital skills in Telford."

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council Cabinet Member for Place (The Economy & Neighbourhood Services), said:

"The steel frames now in place signify tangible progress toward our vision. It is a testament to Telford’s commitment to providing diverse and industry-relevant education, thereby driving economic growth in the borough."

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Kickstarting Telford's masterplan by providing an space where education and entrepreneurship can thrive.

PROJECT DETAILS

CONTACT US

Birmingham (Snowhill - Construction)

One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham

B4 6GN

Tel: 0121 236 9668