New Campus Reaches Major Milestone

1st December 2008 11:48am - Return to press releases

New Campus Reaches Major Milestone

Students at East Riding College can now see for the first time how their new ?17m Bridlington campus will look when it opens next summer.

The structure?s steel frame has been completed by contractors Wates in only 12 weeks, giving the first impression of the size and shape of the state-of-the-art building.

Wates are now working on the shear walls ? the large fins that cut through the building to provide lateral strength and an eye-catching architectural detail.

The first floor slabs have been cast, allowing work on the interior block walls to continue on the first floor. Mechanical and electrical designs are also being developed.

Richard Sellick, project manager for the College, said: ?We?re happy with the speed at which the project is progressing.

?The completion of the steel frame helps us to visualise what the completed building will look like, though the external finishing and landscaping will obviously make a big difference.

?The students and staff I speak to are really looking forward to transferring to the new building and learning and working in a well-equipped and modern environment.?

The structure, which will open in August 2009, is being built on the grassed area at the College?s St Mary?s Walk campus. The existing College buildings are open as usual during the construction process.

The existing buildings will be taken down when the new ones are completed.

A digital walk-through of the new campus, and an animated external fly-by, can be viewed by going to www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk and clicking on ?Redevelopment @ Bridlington?.