A RISLEY construction company has won the contract for a major £8.1million project at a college campus.
Caddick Construction, which is based on Trident Business Park, has been appointed to deliver a 15,000sq ft extension at Hopwood Hall College and University Centre’s site in Middleton.
It will also carry out a refurbishment of existing buildings at the campus.
Building work was set to begin this week, with completion scheduled for spring next year.
Contracts manager Dave Burton said: “We are proud to be helping Hopwood Hall College expand its facilities, including the state-of-the-art Technology Centre.
“This will enable the Middleton campus to offer more T-levels and technical training, and provides a huge opportunity for students and employers to develop the skills of our future workforce.
“The college does fantastic work across a range of courses and is helping to attract new recruits into advanced construction, building trades and engineering which is welcomed by the industry.”
Caddick Construction is one employer which offers work placements to Hopwood Hall College students.
Social value manager Michelle Swarbrick added: “The T-Levels offer essential training on construction sites alongside specialist college-based learning.
“It helps employers gain a valuable early insight into the talent pool, as well as enabling the team to develop the knowledge, skills and approach of the students wanting to work within the built environment sector.”
College head of facilities and risk management Lewis Crichton said: “Hopwood Hall College has an extensive and wide array of facilities, supporting a host of curriculum areas.
“The targeted investment into the college’s Technology Centre will expand on this offering by introducing a new Advanced Manufacturing Centre, along with expansion of current facilities to meet demand in other construction and engineering disciplines.
“Hopwood Hall College is committed to providing excellent facilities and a positive learner journey for all our students. The arrival of these new facilities will help ensure we continue to provide high quality education, meeting the needs of future industry and construction sectors.”
Source: Runcord & Wales World