Centre of Excellence at Wigan & Leigh College starts on site

Updated: Oct 11, 2019


27/06/19


We are pleased to see building work started on Wigan & Leigh College’s specialist Centre of Excellence in Engineering & Construction based at the Pagefield campus. SDA are acting as Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor with Seven Architecture designing the scheme. John Turner Construction are the building contractor.

The project has been commissioned in response to significant growth in student numbers and will provide specialist accommodation for degree apprentices and higher education students. The three storey building is being improved to ensure digital technologies (robotics, artificial intelligences, mechatronics, algorithm engineering) are fully embraced. Students will benefit from a new additive manufacturing laboratory as well as an extension to the Social Learning Hub, creating more space for increased learner numbers. A new plumbing workshop, a thermo/fluid laboratory and materials/ process laboratory are also being created together with expansion to the brickwork facilities.