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Contractor appointed to build Fareham engineering facility

Fareham College has contracted Amiri Construction to erect its Civil Engineering Training Centre

Posted by Julian Owen | January 16, 2019 | Facilities management

Fareham College has obtained planning permission and appointed a building contractor for its new Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC), in partnership with the Solent Civil Engineering Employers' Group.

Amiri Construction will construct the new multi-million pound campus, which has received funding from Solent LEP and will be located close to the college’s existing Centre of Excellence for Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) campus in Lee-on-the-Solent.

The project aims to deliver more than 1,600 groundwork and civil engineering apprenticeships over a five year period.

CETC is a two acre mock construction site offering a groundwork and civil engineering apprenticeship. It was set up in response to a skills shortage impacting civil engineering growth and expansion in the south.

Nigel Duncan, Fareham college principal, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Amiri Construction and to move this project to the next stage. Our new CETC campus, which is due to open in autumn 2019, will be a major asset for the college and the region. We will be training the next generation of skilled groundworkers and helping to fill an important gap, something that is much in-demand by industry.”

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