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ISG to build new leisure and tourism centre at North Devon College

ISG has won a contract to deliver an engineering centre of excellence and a tourism centre at Petroc’s North Devon College in Barnstaple.

ISG will construct a steel frame, three-storey lifestyle and tourism training centre, as well as a new engineering facility and refurbishment of the college’s automotive training areas.

These new buildings will provide working environments for students for a range of disciplines, including engineering, manufacturing, automotive engineering, beauty therapy, hospitality, hairdressing and tourism.

The lifestyle and tourism centre is aiming for a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, and will include a roof-mounted photo voltaic panels to generate electricity and a living green roof. The facility will also incoporate a variety of services for both students and the general public.

Alan McCarthy-Wyper, managing director of ISG’s Construction business, commented: “This project represents a major investment by Petroc to significantly upgrade and enhance its learning environments and truly connect vocational training to workplace experience.”

“There is a core focus on the energy performance and sustainable credentials of the new accommodation, and we are delighted to be working closely with the College to deliver these innovative new facilities that will prove transformational for generations of students.”

The scheme is due to start this month and will complete in summer 2015, ahead of the start of the academic year.

ISG grew profits in its annual results released yesterday. Click here to read David Lawthers interview with Construction News.

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