Construction of the £9.5m upgrade of the Ashington campus is
scheduled to be completed by this summer. The workshop will house
the college's engineering and automotive courses and will be the
training centre for Advanced Manufacturing, training the sector's
future workforce for careers in research and development,
automotive and aerospace industries.
Meanwhile ground work is also well progressed for a new tractor
workshop and teaching and learning block at the college's Kirkley
Hall campus near Ponteland. In total the investments at both sites
will see more than 5,000m2 of brand new and refurbished buildings
with state-of-the-art learning facilities which will include
engineering and construction workshops, hair and beauty salons and
a restaurant open to the public with new landscaping at both
Martin Westgate, business development director for Robertson,
said: "We are proud to be delivering this project with our partners
at Northumberland College.
"The project will leave a lasting legacy which will benefit the
next generation of students. I am pleased to say that we remain on
schedule to deliver the project on time and on budget."
Stuart Cutforth, Principal and Chief Executive at Northumberland
College, said: "We are thrilled at the progress to date and excited
for the future, our brand-new industry standard facilities will
undoubtedly give students the best vocational learning environments