New College Lanarkshire awards £4.5million contract to ISG

ISG is further enhancing its reputation within the education sector following the announcement of a new £4.5million contract win at New College Lanarkshire to extend facilities at its Motherwell Campus.

Within Scotland, ISG has recently converted a brace of projects for key regional higher education (HE) providers – the University of Dundee and Abertay University. This latest win sees the contractor build a four-storey steel frame extension to the Motherwell Campus main teaching building as well as the construction of a new HGV maintenance teaching facility on the campus.

The 19,375 sq ft extension will enable the consolidation and enlargement of the existing Student Association and common room facilities, as well as providing additional flexible floor space for general teaching and meeting use. Part of the ground floor extension includes the relocation of the existing shop, enabling the introduction of new changing facilities to support the college’s performing arts space.

The extension’s upper levels provide further flexible accommodation, with moveable partition walls providing a range of configurations and room size options for teaching, meeting rooms and seminar space. Additional teaching capacity will be created across levels two and three and ISG will also reconfigure and refurbish areas of the existing building to create new toilet facilities. Generous circulation areas will be created across each floor, including a new full height feature spiral staircase and separate lift.

The separate HGV teaching facility will be housed within a new 8,600 sq ft steel frame structure, enabling the college to further increase the range of courses available to its students. The brickwork and composite clad building will house a number of service bays and provide an outstanding addition to the college’s impressive range of modern training facilities.

Alan McCarthy-Wyper, managing director of ISG’s construction business, commented:

“Increasing our visibility within the Scottish education sector remains a core business priority, building upon our enviable expertise and industry credentials delivering schools, colleges and university projects south of the border. New College Lanarkshire is a great addition to our growing portfolio of high profile education sector clients in Scotland and demonstrates our continued commitment to taking a greater share of this important market sector.”