Bridlington campus named best educational building in Yorkshire
21st December 2010 2:09pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College's Bridlington campus has been named as the best educational building in Yorkshire by a national construction body.
The LABC, which represents local authority building control departments, selected the building to receive the award as part of its national Building Excellence Awards. It is the latest accolade for the £17m building, following the Bridlington and District Civic Society Built Environment Award earlier this year.
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 2009 after a one-year construction programme.
Principal Derek Branton said: "It is an excellent achievement to be named the best educational building in Yorkshire against some very strong competition.
"We are really reaping the benefits of this outstanding modern building which provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for our ever-growing student population."
The campus development involved project managers and quantity surveyors EC Harris, Jefferson Sheard Architects and main contractor Wates Construction Ltd.
Tom Rhys Jones, director of Jefferson Sheard Architects, said: "Despite the uncertain times, this project demonstrates that great things can be achieved by a talented and committed design and construction team enjoying the patronage of an enlightened and ambitious client."
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 of 2009 to make way for a new sports pitch.
For more information about East Riding College, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk or call 0845 120 0037.
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