£5m health and social care training centre completes
Construction is now complete on the £5m health and social care training centre in Telford with the work handed over by contractor Overbury.
The new Marches Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care at the Telford Campus will provide state-of-the-art training facilities for key workers.
The centre, which has received £3.5m Growth Deal funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will enable students to gain hands-on experience of the profession they will enter and ensure they have the skills and knowledge to benefit employers.
Overbury’s Birmingham-based team was appointed as the contractor to lead the refurbishment and fit out of existing space in the Angad Paul Building at the Priorslee campus designed by architects Broadway Malayan.
The university project team worked with Faithful & Gould as the client-side project manager, Gleeds as project management and cost management services. Design MEP managed the mechanical and electrical elements and Design2e as structural engineers.
The new facilities will include a room for paramedic science and other disciplines, a mock house, various teaching spaces and student social spaces.
Tim Steele, pro vice-chancellor at the university, said: “This is another exciting milestone for the new Marches Centre for Excellence for Health and Social Care at the Telford Campus. The importance of key workers in the health and social care sectors has never been more apparent than during the Covid-19 pandemic, and with increasing numbers of people wanting to study healthcare related courses, this Centre will provide state-of-the-art training facilities both for the existing and next generation of key workers.
“We’re delighted to have created an innovative and technologically advanced learning environment for students which will undoubtedly boost skills in the region and beyond. It will transform the training of professionals for the Marches area and enable us to meet the increasing local demand within the health and social care workforce.”
The centre is due to officially open for existing students in May.