Faithful+Gould Ensures South Tyneside College achieve 2nd phase funding

Alastair Chisholm
Faithful+Gould in partnership with South Tyneside College has successfully delivered the first phase of works for the College’s Enhanced Renewal Grant Project. Having been awarded the project through the Government Procurement Services Framework, Faithful+Gould provided project management, quantity surveying and health and safety services on this £3.6m scheme which was part funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

Faithful+Gould was instrumental to the project which comprised of the relocation of the existing refectory, restaurant and kitchens, the provision of new Hair and Beauty facilities and lecture rooms, working to a tight programme and within a fully operational College the Client was delighted with Faithful+Gould’s assistance in the delivery of the new facilities.

Following their achievements on the project Faithful+Gould successfully assisted the College with their next application and has secured further funding from the Skills Funding Agency, together they are now progressing with the second phase of the project utilising their expertise to ensure the College’s vision for the future is accomplished.

Lindsey Whiterod, principal and chief executive at South Tyneside College, said: “Following the recent completion of our brand new facilities we are delighted to be once again working with Faithful+Gould.

Lindsey Whiterod, principal and chief executive at South Tyneside College, said: “Following the recent completion of our brand new facilities we are delighted to be once again working with Faithful+Gould.”

“Our successful bid for an Enhanced Renewal Grant (Phase 2) from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has enabled us to embark on this new exciting project which will see further redevelopment of the College to continue to improve the student experience.”

The works will include the refurbishment and conversion of a number of areas including zones supporting skills development in the growth sectors of renewable/low carbon technologies, advanced manufacturing, marine/offshore and engineering school as well as the expansion of the LLDD zone which is an inspirational facility for students with learning difficulties.

The prime reason behind the Campus redevelopment is to enable the upgrade of the College’s estate to create a more cohesive and joined-up Campus. This will enhance the College environment, improve access and safety and provide an image to meet the expectations of the learners. The world-class redevelopment on which Faithful+Gould is appointed to deliver professional services will provide new high quality, flexible and modern refurbished accommodation to boost the attraction for more students, support skills development in key areas and facilitate economic growth in South Tyneside.

Mike Foggon, Regional Director based in Faithful+Gould’s Newcastle office heading up the team commented “We are delighted to be assisting the College improve the quality of their facilities which in turn will improve the learning environment for both students and staff which is essential for the successful delivery of 21st century Further Education (FE)."

Invitations to tender for the next phase of works are due to be issued in March with works to start on site in June 2012.

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