Interserve to deliver £1.4m robotics centre at Sheffield College

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Interserve has been awarded a £1.4m contract to refurbish Sheffield Colleges’ Olive Grove Campus to provide a new £1.4m robotics centre for its engineering department

Interserve will reconfigure the existing joinery and decorating building to create a new robotics centre.

A full refurbishment and extension of a mezzanine floor will be delivered to create a new first-floor level within the building to accommodate the new college facility.

The contract follows a recent £7m investment by the college in world-class workshops similar to those found in major engineering companies to support the students’ work-based learning.

The latest contract win also follows Interserve Construction’s success in being awarded a £4m contract to refurbish the former SciTech Centre at Barnsley College to create a new Digital Innovation Hub.

The new Digital Innovation Hub at Barnsley will have a special focus on digital engineering and construction and the new facility will incorporate several high-spec technology rooms used for gaming, rendering and 3D printing.

Improving students’ learning environment

Don Stewart, business development director, Interserve Construction, said: “Our work with Sheffield and Barnsley Colleges further underscores our strong track record in the further education sector where we continue to deliver projects that improve the students’ learning environment and we look forward to working with Sheffield College to deliver this new facility.”

The robotics centre is due to be completed in September.

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