The project is the first step in the college’s £26m capital investment programme, which received a boost last week with news of a £4.7m award from the Skills Funding Agency.
The Cemast engineering and advanced manufacturing skills centre will be built on the Solent Enterprise Zone. It will focus particularly on advanced marine and aerospace manufacturing sectors.
Jacobs UK is the client’s project manager and cost consultant for the Cemast project, working with the client and contractor to ensure the contract is let within the agreed budget and on programme.
Perkins Ogden Architects helped to secure planning permission and has subsequently worked on the contractor's team to develop the design in close collaboration with the college.