Tower Crane Arrives at Site of New STEM Centre

07 June 2016 | College News

tower crane arrives - new STEM Centre

Construction of Plymouth’s new Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) is now well underway at the College’s Kings Road site with the arrival of a 103 foot tall tower crane.

Dominating the skyline, the giant crane will assist in the latest phase of construction of the five-storey training facility at the College. Due to open in autumn 2017, the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM will be a vital facility for helping Plymouth employers to better meet their need for highly skilled, higher-level technicians and apprentices. The £13million new facility has financial support from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Plymouth City Council and the Regional Growth Fund.

Brian Rice, Operations Director at Kier Construction, the company who have been contracted to build the Centre, said: “The arrival of such a large piece of machinery always causing some excitement in the community. The crane will play a crucial role in the first phase of construction of the structure for the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM.”

City College’s Principal and Chief Executive, Phil Davies, said: “The Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM is the most significant investment in the City’s skills infrastructure for many years. The Centre will have a substantial impact on the training and education of STEM-related subjects for the City and wider region.”

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