Story carried out works to complete the construction of Lakes College’s purpose-built civil engineering training centre at their campus in Lillyhall, Workington.
Story Contracting were engaged by Lakes College to complete the construction of their new, purpose-built civil engineering training centre at their campus in Lillyhall, Workington. The project was funded by investment from the Department for Education, Cumbria LEP’s Growth Deal fund and the college.
The completed training centre, based on a 10-acre site, comprises a classroom block and steel framed building including all associated carparking, drainage, lighting and fencing. The buildings will be used to offer a comprehensive range of vocational training, education and skills in heavy construction disciplines.
A remote concrete training area and dig zone caters for heavy civils training covering excavator operation, deep drainage and earthwork support.
SuDS and swale formed to accommodate the volume of ground water to allow settlement and discharge into the beck
Construction of single-storey teaching block, consisting of blockwork and concrete floors
Construction of 15m x 35m steel portal frame building
Cladding works to buildings
Concrete walls with tin effect to be replicated to one side to match overclad of portal frame
New culverts for access and footpath crossings developed and agreed with Environmental Agency
Construction and surfacing of site car parking
Lighting and fencing installation
Painting of steel portal frame to protect from sea water corrosion
Throughout the project we engaged with Lakes College and students from local schools to provide work experience opportunities as part of our commitment to inspiring the next generation of talent in the industry. This included our bespoke virtual work experience programme which enabled students to gain valuable experience despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic.
This work experience programme also included 14 students attending a socially-distanced site visit at Lakes College, with further students also attending site later on in the project.
The project team worked in close collaboration with the architect and structural designers to resolve ongoing issues which arose throughout duration of the project. Maintaining this collaborative relationship enabled us to quickly implement practical solutions to keep the works moving and without impacting the final project outcome.
Our team also worked through numerous methodologies for the site’s new culverts, enabling approval to be quickly received from the Environment Agency.
5,000t of spoil moved during cut and fill
ZERO accidents and incidents
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