Colchester Institute – Groundworks and Scaffolding Training Centre
- Capital Investment - Essex, Southend & Thurrock, Less than £2m, LGF3
Expected completion date
The LGF investment will enable the development of a standalone Groundworks and Scaffolding Training Centre at Colchester Institute. The funding will allow for site clearance and preparation, design and planning approvals, plant and machinery purchase, signage, modular storage units and secure compound, tools and equipment, scaffolding sets, car park reinstatement, and reconfiguration and upgrade of classrooms adjacent to the site that will create a genuine first class training facility for Essex businesses.
The project will develop a fit for purpose training centre replicating site conditions that will introduce new entrants to apprenticeships and upskill workforce teams, addressing concerns raised by local construction companies regarding the poor availability of local training which is impacting on business growth.
The project will create self-contained training areas supporting both industry sectors with modular buildings to replicate site conditions. Scaffolding training will be developed using an existing building adjacent to the proposed ground working area where external practical skills training will complement classroom based activities.
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The Deal brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five year period.