Construction starts to extend York College’s motor vehicle and engineering campus
Bowman Riley has provided multi-discipline consultancy services to extend York College’s specialist motor vehicle and engineering campus. The project has now started on site due for completion this summer in time for the new academic year in September 2020.
The £600,000 project will create a state-of-the-art workshop facility for students learning mechanics, engineering and vehicle technology in a modern, purpose-built environment. This building will further enhance the College’s ability to provide a wide range of vocational courses in motor vehicle maintenance and engineering.
Providing architecture, project management, building surveying, contract administration and the role of principal designer in-house, we are working alongside structural engineers Adept, mechanical and electrical engineers RPS and the contractor Harris CM.
Louise Doswell Deputy Chief Executive and Principal at from York College, said:
“It’s great to see work underway on what is an exciting development for York College. This new facility and the additional workshop space will further enhance the learning environment for students from across York and North Yorkshire. There is no doubt it will be a valuable addition to our offer in motor vehicle maintenance and engineering at York College.”
York College opened its doors in 2007 to more than 13,000 students on the south-western gateway to the City and at the time, the landmark £60 million campus was one of the largest building projects of its kind in the country.
We have been working with York College since 2018 when the company successfully bid to provide multi-discipline consultancy services under a framework agreement. Since that time, we have worked on several schemes including the repair to the central atrium roof, the remodelling of the library, circulation areas, the plumbing teaching spaces and the media make-up spaces.
Additionally, we supported the College’s successful application to become one of only 12 Institutes of Technology in England, which secures Government funding for the viability of several refurbishment and remodelling schemes across the campus under the Institute of Technology banner.