BAM to deliver new main campus building at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe

BAM has been appointed to construct a new £38 million teaching building at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe.

The three-storey building will provide a new focal point on the College’s Kingsway Campus, consolidating teaching space within a modern sustainable building that will be capable of accommodating up to 1400 students and staff.  

The new, highly sustainable building has been designed around a central social heart space and will include general and specialist classrooms, dining areas, a dedicated SEND area, and an auditorium. Students will benefit from new specialist teaching facilities such as commercial training kitchens and science laboratories.

BAM has been appointed to deliver the scheme by the Department for Education (DfE) under the Construction Framework 2021. The new building has been designed by Bond Bryan and will be net zero carbon in operation, in line with the Department for Education’s requirements for all new education buildings.

Kelvin Pollard, Construction Director at BAM, said: ‘As we start construction on this exciting project, we’re looking forward to creating a highly sustainable, modern new building for North Lindsey College, with fantastic facilities that will inspire students in Scunthorpe for years to come. Once again, sustainability will be central to our approach, as we deliver a building that is net zero carbon in operation, and the work we will undertake here is perfectly aligned with BAM’s own commitment to build a sustainable tomorrow.’

Les Kirk, Director of Estates at DN Colleges Group, said: ‘The commencement of this project marks a momentous milestone in the college's estate strategy and reflects our commitment to sustainable development and our vision for the future to deliver an outstanding and inspirational campus that creates a high-performing culture. We're excited to be involved in this dynamic project aimed at designing a modern, inviting, and inspiring building. Our aim is to develop outstanding facilities that will enhance learning, encourage social interaction, and facilitate various modes of work. This project is a fantastic opportunity that will support the DN College Group's sustainability agenda by providing a Net Zero carbon in operation building.’

Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, Robert Halfon, said: ‘I am delighted to see North Lindsey College is benefiting from the significant investments we have given to colleges to transform their estates across the country. As Minister for Skills, I have travelled far and wide visiting FE colleges across the country and seen first-hand the incredible work they are doing to meet the skills needs of local employers and the career aspirations of students. Local people will have access to high-quality facilities and learning environments, to gain the skills they need to climb the ladder of opportunity into further study and good careers, whilst supporting efforts to grow the economy. I want to build a skills nation and our brilliant colleges are at the forefront of that, providing the best education for students no matter where they live. In 2009/10, only 69% of our colleges were rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. As of last year, that figure has risen to a staggering 93%, putting us well on track to becoming a skills nation.’