VIDEO: Multi-million Sheffield College buildings are track for September opening

The �8.8 million Centre for Creative Industries in Hillsborough
The �8.8 million Centre for Creative Industries in Hillsborough
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Major new buildings at The Sheffield College are taking shape ahead of their opening for a new term in September.

The £6.8m Centre for Technology, Engineering and Design and the £8.8m Centre for Creative Industries have been made weatherproof, with the stairwells and plastering also completed.

At the three-storey Centre for Technology, Engineering and Design, on Olive Grove Road, Lowfield, contractors Clugston Construction are building an atrium to link the new building to existing workshops and provide a communal area for students.

A steel ‘sail’ design feature on the side of the building has been installed and two banks of solar panels have been fitted on the roof.

When finished, it will comprise a teaching block and workshops with £450,000 worth of new equipment for electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, motor vehicle courses, plumbing, heating and ventilation, and sustainable construction.

At the Centre for Creative Industries, Livesey Street, Hillsborough, a brand new performance theatre, including the platform for stage lighting and a high level, steel-framed and steel wire strung floor, have just been completed.

The building will house a new theatre and drama, dance, television, photography and radio studios with £450,000 of new equipment.

Heather Smith, principal of The Sheffield College, said: “It’s very exciting to see our two new buildings take their place on the city skyline.

“These developments are part of our guarantee to boost students’ career prospects and support economic growth.

“Students will learn in the latest industry standard facilities and train in the skills that employers need.”

Both buildings are on track to open for the start of the new academic year in September.

Nick Todd, business manager at Clugston Construction, said: “Work is progressing well on both schemes as we come into the last phase of the project before handover in September.

“This is an extremely busy time for us with co-ordination of many different finishing trades all working within the same areas.

“Both facilities are looking exceptional, and we are confident that staff and students will be extremely pleased with their new buildings.”