Houlton are delighted to be awarded the contract to carry out the extension and refurbishments work to the Aspiration Building at Selby College.
The project has been part funded by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), who secured a £1 billion Growth Deal with government in 2014, with £79 million allocated towards improving college facilities and estates to ensure key sectors are supported by a pipeline of high quality skills and world class education facilities.
The brief is to extend the existing building to provide approximately 500 sqm of additional floor space, consisting of a large extension to the front (west) elevation of the existing building measuring 380 sqm; a small machine shop extension of 50 sqm to the north elevation, and a mezzanine floor of 63 sqm with access from the main body of the extension. The project will also include the creation of 40 additional car park spaces to the north-west corner of the existing car park. Houlton will be working with Architects, DarntonB3 and Structural Engineers, Mason Clark Associates to deliver the project.
The extension to the Aspiration Building is to meet the rising demand for construction and engineering related courses, including both full, part time and apprenticeship based learning. Enabling work on the project started early November, with the programme expected to run for 23 weeks.