Work set to begin on £38m teaching building at Scunthorpe university

  • 4th April 2024

An artist’s impression of the new building

BAM has been appointed to construct a new £38m teaching building at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe.

The three-storey building will provide a new focal point on the college’s Kingsway Campus, consolidating teaching space within a modern sustainable building that will be capable of accommodating up to 1,400 students and staff.

The new, highly-sustainable building has been designed around a central social heart space and will include general and specialist classrooms, dining areas, a dedicated SEND area, and an auditorium. And students will benefit from new specialist teaching facilities such as commercial training kitchens and science laboratories.

BAM has been appointed to deliver the scheme by the Department for Education (DfE) under the Construction Framework 2021.

The building has been designed by Bond Bryan and will be net-zero carbon in operation, in line with the Department for Education’s requirements for all new education buildings.

The building has been designed around a central social heart space

Kelvin Pollard, construction director at BAM, said: “As we start construction on this exciting project, we’re looking forward to creating a highly-sustainable, modern new building for North Lindsey College, with fantastic facilities that will inspire students in Scunthorpe for years to come.

“Once again, sustainability will be central to our approach, as we deliver a building that is net-zero carbon in operation, and the work we will undertake here is perfectly aligned with BAM’s own commitment to build a sustainable tomorrow.”

Les Kirk, director of estates at DN Colleges Group, added: “The commencement of this project marks a momentous milestone in the college’s estate strategy and reflects our commitment to sustainable development and our vision for the future to deliver an outstanding and inspirational campus that creates a high-performing culture.

“We are excited to be involved in this dynamic project aimed at designing a modern, inviting, and inspiring building.

“Our aim is to develop outstanding facilities that will enhance learning, encourage social interaction, and facilitate various modes of work.

“This project is a fantastic opportunity that will support the DN College Group’s sustainability agenda by providing a net-zero carbon in operation building.”

It is being designed to be net-zero carbon in operation


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