ISG WINS £8.4 MILLION WARRINGTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE02 September 2015
ISG WINS £8.4 MILLION WARRINGTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
ISG has bagged an £8.4m contract to build a new University Technical College (UTC) in Warrington for the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
This is the second phase of the town’s Stadium Quarter regeneration scheme, which has an overall project value of £10m..
ISG is already building an £8.5m ‘Business Incubator’ facility for Warrington Borough Council, which represents phase one of the £190m redevelopment master plan.
The six-storey UTC building is being built next to the Business Incubator. It has been designed by architect firm Ellis Williams as a steel frame structure with majority rain screen cladding to its façade and a series of non-uniform windows.
Warrington’s first UTC will specialise in the engineering and energy sectors, and is supported by key regional employers, including Sellafield, WS Atkins, Amec Foster Wheeler, Tenet Consultants and Nuvia, who will both shape the curriculum and provide direct training and career opportunities for students.
The college will have workshops, a lecture theatre, laboratory and teaching space for up to 640 students and staff. The building will house around £1m of specialist engineering equipment, specified in consultation with employers to reflect what the students will experience in industry.
ISG northern regional managing director Danny Murray said: “Taking the first two phases of this major urban regeneration project in Warrington is a key achievement for the business. This ambitious redevelopment will deliver a positive and long-term legacy for Warrington, with exceptional new facilities attracting the very brightest young people, entrepreneurs and major employers to the area – delivering important benefits to both the local community and the wider economy.”