Posted: 7 October 2014

 

GKL Group has been both pleased and excited to get behind Peterborough's growing University aspirations, Acting as a sub contractor GKL has been involved in the ground breaking ceremony and preparations for the new Technical College building for the University.

Work is currently under way following a £10 million investment to build a specialist section of the University in Peterborough which will teach students the skills required for 21st century businesses and budding entrepreneurs.

A ceremony was held at the grounds of the Peterborough Regional College, where principal Angela Joyce cut the first piece of turf to mark the start of construction works.

The Greater Peterborough University Technical College, or GPUTC for short, has been predicted to be opened by September 2015 and by 2018 aims to have 500 students as well as a team of 45 professionals working at the University.

The Peterborough regional college is leading the development of the UTC with the backing and support of sponsors Anglia Ruskin University. It also features key employer support from businesses including Anglian WaterLarkFleet Group and Marshall Aerospace. GPUTC will specialise in environmentally sustainable manufacturing, engineering and the build environment.

Ms Joyce , who has been implemented as the acting chair of the Greater Peterborough University Technical College trust has said; “We can now focus on attracting students and local employers.”. Furthermore; “The college trust is set to boost the region’s skill base.”

In order to start work on the new building for GPUTC firstly a new car park for 52 cars had to be constructed and handed over to the college to increase parking and replace parking spaces swallowed up in the new buildings footprint of 1621 square metres.

Derek Vincent from GKL Group explained “We have acted as sub contractors to Kier on a number of occasions and they are well versed at delivering on projects of this type, GKL has its head office in Peterborough and has been involved in a number of other School and College works in the area and we are pleased to be a local business getting behind Peterborough’s University”.

Construction and engineering works have started at the site, with minimal disruption expected for the current college, university and local residents.

 

 

 

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