Contractor hired to manage city centre college properties

Hull College has entered into a new three-year partnership with Yorkshire company Sewell Construction.

The contract, which will initially run until August 2027, will see Sewell Construction manage all minor building works at the college’s city centre campus, including replacing doors, windows, flooring and minor repairs.

The company will also provide 24/7 emergency response for urgent works, and set up a new CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management) system to help the college oversee its maintenance.

Sewell Construction have been working on projects with Hull College over the past few years, including the replacement of an extensive glazed roof and frontage on the Hull School of Art and Design building.

Matthew Blowman, head of facilities and contracts at Hull College, said: “We’ve worked with Sewell Construction a number of times in the past, and they’ve always impressed us with their can-do attitude, and the way they go the extra mile to ensure all work is completed to the highest standard.

“We’re happy to have them on board to ensure our campus can continue with the transformation to provide a high-quality learning experience for all our students.”

Geoff Smith, construction services sector head at Sewell Construction, added: “We’re really pleased that Hull College have shown faith in our work by appointing us for this three-year partnership, and we’re looking forward to helping students achieve their career goals through ensuring they have the best facilities possible.”

Sewell Construction’s other recent education projects include a £14m refurbishment of the former Endeavour building into a new home for Hull Trinity House Academy, creation of the state-of-the-art STEAM Studios for Ron Dearing University Technical College, and the creation of new vocational education facilities at Bradford College.

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