Caddick Construction to deliver extension of Hopwood Hall’s Middleton Campus in UK

WCN Editorial Team 16 Feb 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Caddick Construction has won an £8.1m project to deliver a 15,000ft2 extension, alongside the renovation of the Henry West Building, Technology Centre and Annex at Hopwood Hall’s Middleton Campus in the UK.

The construction team will commence work on site this week.

The project is slated for completion in spring 2023.

It will expand Hopwood Hall College and University Centre’s delivery of T-Level qualifications, which offer a two-year technical qualification for 16- to 19-year-olds.

This college was one of the first to secure approval from the Department for Education to deliver the T-Levels, which offer classroom-based learning with specialist teaching expertise besides industry work placements.

Hopwood Hall College and University Centre 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.”

Caddick Construction contracts’ manager Dave Burton said: “We are proud to be helping Hopwood Hall Campus 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 will serve as one of the employers providing students of Hopwood Hall work placements.

Caddick Construction social value manager Michelle Swarbrick said: “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.”


Image: The project is slated for completion in spring 2023. Credit: Caddick Construction

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