A CONSTRUCTION firm has completed work on a university technical college at Lillyhall Industrial Estate in Workington.

Eric Wright Construction were commissioned through the Department for Education to work on the Energy Coast University Technical College (UTC), which has brought with it new technical and engineering workshops, meeting rooms, an SEN resource base, replacement sports pitch and a new changing pavilion.

James Eager, director for Eric Wright Construction said: “It is great to have delivered these superb new facilities on time, allowing the college and its staff to obtain the necessary training in advance of the new Autumn term.

"We have enjoyed a long relationship with the College, having originally built the facility back in 2013, and it is good to see continued investment and improvement in such an important local education establishment.

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"The UTC provides students with academic, practical and technical education and we were able to offer them the opportunity to provide design input during the client engagement stage and support them with mock interviews and other practical experiences during the course of the works," he said. 

Energy Coast UTC principal Cherry Tingle said: “We are absolutely delighted that our long awaited, world-class, workshop and sports facilities will be open and available for students to use from September.

"Young people in West Cumbria will now have access to a truly stunning range of engineering, civil engineering and digital and cyber facilities, as well as a new sports pitch and changing rooms.  We always work closely with employers to give students real work experiences and it has been a pleasure to see our students work with Eric Wright Construction throughout the design and build process, even witnessing some of our own students laying the first course of bricks.”

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