UK-based Mansell Construction Services Limited has commenced construction work on £4.7 million ($7.2 million) Engineering and Automotive Centre for Exeter College in Devon, UK. The new centre will offer industry-led teaching space, workshops and laboratories for both practical and academic learning students from across Exeter and Devon.The students will be studying a wide range of courses, ranging from part-time introductory courses for 14-16 year olds in partnership with local schools to 16-18 year old full-time students on levels 1-3 vocational courses.
Apprentices will also train at the brand new Technology Centre whilst working in a range of local and regional businesses, university-level courses and dedicated employer training. The facility will house technical workshops and classrooms including an MOT testing bay, garage workshop area for the repair, maintenance and servicing of motor vehicles and motorcycles. A CADCAM Engineering IT suite, diagnostic testing labs and a three-storey learning and IT centre will complete the centre. The project, procured through Construction South West Framework, is scheduled to be completed in mid-2012.