GB Building Solutions secures £13.2m Printworks project6 September 2012 | news archive
GB Building Solutions has been awarded a £13.2million fit-out scheme for Leeds City College. It is GB’s second successful project procured through the YORbuild framework, the construction framework for Yorkshire and Humberside.
The works will transform the existing 19th-century industrial buildings of the Printworks in central Leeds into phase one of an exciting new city-centre campus for the college.
The scheme will provide a range of different building types and spaces designed for the Catering & Hospitality and Hair & Beauty Therapy departments. Specialist areas include a state of the art production-based catering facility, butchery outlet, and also a restaurant, deli and hair salons all open to the public.
Martin Smout, chairman and chief executive of GB Group said: “Working together with Leeds City College, we are able to preserve part of Leeds’ industrial heritage and at the same time use modern building techniques to benefit the city for years to come.
We are also able to offer valuable employment and skills opportunities to students across a range of departments and in this way we can have a positive impact both on the local community and the lives and career prospects of a number of young people. ”
Jane Pither, Deputy Principal Corporate Services & Resource Management, said: “We are very pleased to be working with key partners such as GB Building Solutions on our exciting new Printworks Campus. The College site will prove invaluable to our students as a state of the art vocational training centre, assist in the regeneration of the area, include the renovation of a fantastic historical building, and contribute to an already strong local community.”
Work will start on site in September 2012 with a construction programme of 43 weeks.
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