Bicester Skills Centre
Abingdon & Witney College
Speller Metcalfe was contracted to develop a new centre specifically designed to train construction apprentices.
Launched as part of Abingdon & Witney College’s apprenticeship programme, the £1m refurbishment of four former warehouse units on Churchill Road now provides opportunities for up to 100 apprentices to train each year for the fast-growing property maintenance sector, alongside traditional professional trades in plumbing, electrical installation, carpentry and joinery.
The Construction Skills Centre houses type of industry-standard equipment including a professional gas centre, electrical training bays for wiring regulation training and a large carpentry workshop.
Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) secured funding for the project via the Government’s Local Growth Fund.