Due to complete in autumn 2013, the project includes the demolition of the existing four-storey Herring building and the construction of a new three-storey teaching block to complement the existing newly re-developed campus.
The new block will contain specialist accommodation for supported learning students, including those with physical, sensory and learning difficulties. The scheme will provide teaching facilities for higher level provision, from apprenticeships and higher national vocational qualifications through to degree level. There will be 30 classrooms on the upper floors with their own dedicated ground floor entrance, reception area and common room.
Morgan Sindall was awarded the contract through the £4.5bn Improvement and Efficiency South East (iESE) framework, one of the biggest frameworks in the southeast. The company was recently reappointed to the new four-year framework, which is available for use by public sector organisations to procure major building works across a large area of the region.