£1.5MILLION CONSTRUCTION CENTRE TO OPEN AT STOURBRIDGE COLLEGE
The Construction Centre will provide state-of-the-art learning facilities in the fields of carpentry and joinery, plumbing, gas and electrical installation, and the Built Environment, which includes construction management and surveying.
This investment will allow Stourbridge College to increase full-time student places on construction and related courses to 350, plus additional Apprenticeships, and provides a purpose designed centre of excellence for them to study in.
Wendy Stevens, Head of Stourbridge College, said: “Our new Construction Centre is an exciting development for Stourbridge College enabling more students to benefit from state of the art facilities and gaining the skills and qualifications they need. Increasing our student body will further invigorate the College with students having access to all of our resources and support services including careers advice and guidance with university and job applications.”
The contractor for the refurbishment of the new centre is Speller Metcalfe, with Worcester Bosch providing curriculum specific equipment that students will learn on.
“Speller Metcalfe is delighted to be a part of this exciting development for Stourbridge College,” said Des O’Neill, Managing Director, Speller Metcalfe.
“As an industry, construction is facing a big skills gap across both trade and professional occupations, and we are proud to be part of a project that will not only provide state-of-the-art facilities, but will help produce skilled and qualified trades people for years to come.”
This refurbishment completes a £14 million investment by Birmingham Metropolitan College across its construction and engineering facilities which include the Erdington Skills Centre and new Sustainability Centre at the James Watt College in Great Barr which were also built by Speller Metcalfe.