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Contract for college expansion facilities | BUILDING MAGAZINE

Contract for college expansion facilities

A contract worth £8.1m, to expand and improve the facilities at a further education college in Lancashire has been awarded to Caddick Construction.

Caddick Construction are to expand and refurbish the Henry West Building Technology Centre and the Annexe at Hopwood Hall’s Middleton Campus. Middleton, north east of Manchester, is the site of one of Hopwood Hall College and University Centres two campuses, the other being in Rochdale.

Caddick will build on the Middleton Campus a 15,000 sq ft extension to expand the college’s provision of T-level qualifications. A two-year technical qualification for 16- 19 year olds, the college is one of the first to be approved by the Department for Education to teach T-levels.

Carrick Construction is to begin work on site imminently and completion is planned for spring 2023.

Head of facilities and risk management at Hopwood Hall College & University Centre, Lewis Crighton said: “By introducing a new Advanced Manufacturing Centre together with expansion of the current facilities to meet demand in other construction and engineering disciplines the targeted investment into the college’s Technology Centre will ensure expansion on this offering”

“In expanding the facilities at Hopwood Hall Campus, including State of the Art Technology Centre we are proud to be associated with helping Hopwood Hall Campus expand its facilities. This will of course mean that the Middleton Campus will be in the position of being able to offer more T-level and Technical training and will offer students the opportunity to develop skills for our future workforce. The college offers fantastic opportunities across a range of courses which is helping attract new recruits into advanced construction, building trades and engineering” said Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction Dave Burton.