The construction and property development company Wates have reached the halfway point in the construction of the £58M Nottingham City College Hub, utilising local supply chain sources and employing local young people.
Once it is completed, the Nottingham City College Hub will accommodate more than 2,000 students and was appointed through the Scape Groups National Construction Framework under the Major Works UK Lot, with completion of the educational facility scheduled for the September of 2020 ahead of the 2020/2021 academic year.
The Managing Director of Wates Construction Midlands, John Carlin stated: “From the outset of the Nottingham City Hub build, we have been focused upon supporting the college’s employability ambitions and also ensuring the wider Nottingham community benefits from our presence on site.
“Built into our company ethos is a commitment to provide tangible, economic and social impacts that can truly be felt at all levels. As a result of our varied activities here in Nottingham, we know that when the City Hub campus opens next September, we will leave behind a legacy that extends far beyond this fantastic building.”
The Nottingham College Chief Executive Officer, John van de Laarschot commented: “We are proud to play our part in the regeneration of a significant area of our city centre, improving not only the economic prosperity of the Southside zone but leaving a fantastic lasting legacy for further education in Nottingham.
“Before the project started it was always our intention to create many employability opportunities for students and give young people across the City the chance to experience the sheer scale of the build and I am pleased we have been able to do this.”
The Scape Group Chief Executive, Mark Robinson added: “This is a very important project for Nottingham College as investing in further and higher education remains a key priority to ensuring the educational future of our young people. By procuring this project with Scape, Nottingham College is guaranteeing certainty that the City Hub will be delivered with efficiency and real social value embedded at its heart.”
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