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Lancaster and Morcambe College

1.0 Summary

The redevelopment of Lancaster and Morecambe College included the refurbishment and remodelling of the existing buildings, the creation of a new Construction and Engineering Centre and landscaping. The College caters to 1,200 full-time students aged 16-18, 400 adult learners and 130 higher education students, all studying a range of vocational courses from Construction to Hair and Beauty. The College primarily provides vocational courses and apprenticeships, collaborating with a range of employers including the NHS and EDF Energy.

“Our fabulous facilities are at the cutting edge of training provision and we continue to invest in additional features and improvements year after year. This gives our students the very best environment in which to work, as well as providing a rich source of activities and resources for our local community.” Peter France Director of Finance and Resources

  • To improve facilities in order to improve the quality of the students’ learning environment
  • Replace dilapidated buildings on campus
  • The creation of a new state of the art Construction and Engineering Centre

The redevelopment of the campus has been phased to include:

  • Phase 1: Refurbishment of The Hexagon (LRC), a new Block F to house the Construction Centre, the Business and Conference Centre and landscaping
  • Phase 2:  Refurbishment of Block A, and the ground, first and second level of Block C
  • The Master Plan includes an additional three phases for future development

Project Facts

  • Site Area: 8.31 hectares
  • Overall budget: £31m
  • Construction cost: £14m
  • Start on site: 2012
  • Completion:  Phase 1 complete 2014 and Phase 2 complete 2013
  • Procurement method: Traditional and D&B contract


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