College delighted at shortlisting for council award
4th May 2010 9:55am - Return to press releases
East Riding College's new Bridlington campus has been shortlisted for a prestigious East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman's Award.
The £17m building (pictured), which opened to students in September, is one of four in contention for a Chairman's Built Heritage Award in the commercial developments and major schemes category.
A ceremony will be held on May 11 at The Spa Bridlington at which the award winners will be announced. The campus was built on the same site as the College's previous building in St Mary's Walk and opened to students in September after a one-year construction programme.
John Doris, the College's director of resources, said: "It's great news that we have been shortlisted in these very competitive awards and I look forward to the awards ceremony in May.
"The feedback we have had on our new campus since September has been very positive and we know that students and staff really enjoy coming to it."
The campus development involved project managers and quantity surveyors EC Harris, architects Jefferson Sheard and main contractor Wates Construction Ltd.
Work began in the summer of 2008 and was completed a year later, in time for staff to move across to the new building before the start of the 2009-2010 academic year.
The demolition of the old building was completed in the autumn and the site has now been cleared and will soon be turfed so it can be used as a sports pitch from September 2010.
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