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  • 750

    school/college places

  • 2020

    project completion

  • 13.5M

    project value

Creating a new university technical college in Doncaster



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Specialises in advanced engineering and design
  • 2 court sports hall
  • Social spaces and lecture theatre
  • Training the next generation in STEM

Our team of education specialists are building the new Doncaster UTC for the Department for Education.

The new facility will comprise of a five-storey teaching block and three-and-a-half-storey sports hall, with dining below, and a four-storey lecture theatre with a roof terrace. A multi-use games area (MUGA) is also being created outside the building.

The new college aims to encourage more young people take up engineering careers, it will cater for students aged 13-19 years old and be led by employers, providing a vocational learning environment.

With a core curriculum based around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, the UTC will provide an opportunity for students to specialise in engineering and creative and digital technologies.

Garath Rawson, principal of Doncaster UTC, said:

“We want the new building to be an iconic town centre building that really adds something to the redevelopment of this area of Doncaster, as well as meeting the needs of our students who are embarking on an exciting journey in advanced engineering and creative and digital design."

He continued:

“…The building will include a mixture of general teaching spaces and specialist teaching spaces to deliver the curriculum, including the digital aspects such as coding, and specialist engineering equipment for our students to develop key skills.We are looking forward to working with Willmott Dixon, who have a great track record of delivering impressive buildings that are not only fit for purpose but really meet the needs of the end users, in this case students. Their designs have already started to bring this project to life and we are looking forward to opening our doors to our first year 9 and year 12 students in September 2020.”

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North said:

“We are delighted to be creating Doncaster UTC, creating a cutting-edge facility that will support young people to learn STEM subjects and ultimately become the engineers of the future.”

The UTC will be part of the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust (BFLPT) as well as part of the network of UTCs, the Baker Dearing Trust.