Posted: Monday 2 July 2012
The shortlist of consortia in the frame to build the brand new campus for Kilmarnock College has been announced.
Following a rigorous pre-qualification process, the list of eight consortia has been whittled down to three.
Amber Graham Education Partnership (comprising Amber Infrastructure Group Holdings Ltd and Graham Construction), Balfour Beatty (comprising Balfour Beatty Capital Ltd, Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish and Southern Ltd, and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd) and C3 (comprising Hochtief PPP Solutions, Hochtief FM and McLaughlin and Harvey) have now been invited to participate in dialogue ahead of the appointment of the successful bidder in the first quarter of 2013.
Heather Dunk, Principal at Kilmarnock College, said: "The College is looking forward to working with each of the consortia to examine all aspects of their submission, from design to deliverability and the wider benefits they could bring to the community.
"The new College will provide an environment, that is inspirational, innovative and sustainable which will inspire learners in the future and meet the demands of our key stakeholders, employers and partners.
The new campus will provide a learning and skills hub for 5,500 students and staff at the heart of Kilmarnock and is the cornerstone of the regeneration strategy in East Ayrshire.
The 18,000 square metre building will be fully accessible, it will feature specialist learning spaces, innovative learning and social spaces, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a mall to stimulate enterprise activity. It will provide opportunities for all learners to access a state of the art learning environment to develop high level skills to meet the needs of employers
The pioneering project will see staff and students relocate to a state-of-the-art facility on a 10 acre site gifted to the College by Diageo. Work on the Hill Street site will begin in August 2013, with the new College set to open in the spring of 2016.
The creation of the new campus has been warmly welcomed by numerous partners involved in the project including, Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council, East Ayrshire Council and the Make It Kilmarnock Taskforce.
Notes to editors:
The main members of the three consortia are as follows:
• Amber Graham Education Partnership
o Amber Infrastructure Group Holdings Ltd
o Graham Construction
• Balfour Beatty
o Balfour Beatty Capital Ltd
o Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish and Southern Ltd
o Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd
o Hochtief PPP Solutions
o Hochtief FM
o McLaughlin and Harvey
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