New £15m Sheffield College facilities taking shape

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Two major new Sheffield College buildings are taking shape ahead of opening in September.

Construction work has started on the two buildings - a £6.8m engineering site on Olive Grove Road and a new £8.8m facility for creative industries subjects on Livesey Street, Hillsborough.

The steel structures for both new buildings and the installation of all the slabs have been completed.

Work is now under way to install the roof covering at the engineering facility and the internal block work. The next phase for both projects is the installation of wall cladding to both structures during the next month.

Demolition of the last remaining section of the former engineering accommodation on Olive Grove Road is due to start on March 28 and is expected to last seven weeks.

Heather Smith, principal of Sheffield College, said: “It’s fantastic to see our new buildings take shape. The upgrade will see the launch of some exciting new curriculum and projects to further develop students’ technical expertise.” She added: “It reflects our vision to underpin Sheffield’s economic success by training the next generation of talent in the technical skills employers need, and offering great careers opportunities to our students.”

At the engineering centre, the new build will comprise a teaching block and workshops with plans for electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, motor vehicle, plumbing, heating and ventilation, and sustainable construction facilities.

Based at The Sheffield College Hillsborough, the new creative industries building will house a new theatre, and drama, dance, television, photography and radio studios. The performing arts curriculum is being developed further with Sheffield Theatres to include new courses in technical theatre.