Blackpool & The Fylde College has appointed Manchester-based Bardsley Construction as main contractor for the construction of its £9.8m Lancashire Energy HQ project.
Lancashire Energy HQ will provide a training centre for all types of energy production including offshore, renewable and low carbon, with courses and training aligned to future industry needs and labour requirements.
It will be built on land purchased by the college in the newly-formed Blackpool Enterprise Zone and is due to be completed in the autumn of 2107
Daryl Platt, development director of the college, said: “The project represents significant investment in the region by the college and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, who are providing £6.2m of Growth Deal funding towards the cost. I’m pleased that we are now in a position where work can begin imminently and we can continue to drive investment. We are looking forward to working with Bardsley Construction, who will bring a great deal of experience and technical expertise to the project.”
Bardsley Construction procurement director Ged Rooney said: “The winning of this contract is further evidence of Bardsley continuing to benefit from its hard-earned reputation for working effectively with the public sector via partnerships with education bodies, local authorities, housing associations and health authorities.”