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Modern methods of construction Bedford College

21st January 2021

This project aims to update the facilities available at The Bedford College Group and for the College to be a leader in the “Design – build – logistics – construct” field by teaching Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

The investment will fund:

  • “curriculum for the future” for MMC that will be based around five areas - Digital Technologies, Building, Fabrication and welding, Environmental Technologies and Low Carbon: and
  • the redevelopment of the existing construction teaching facility to provide a building configured for the delivery of the new MMC curriculum.

The existing facility is a 2,345m2 condition C (poor) 1960’s workshop at the Bedford College, Cauldwell Street site, situated on a prominent arterial road approaching Bedford Town Centre.

Funding Stream: Getting Building Fund (GBF)
GBF Awarded: £2.9M
Total Project Cost: £4.3M
Project Status: Expected completion December 2021 
Projected Outputs: Apprentices, new full time, part time and higher education learners, and employment opportunities within the college. Redevelopment of this building could begin to improve the local environment.
Website: www.bedford.ac.uk

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September 2021

The new facility was opened in September 2021 and is in use for students.

August 2021

Topping out ceremony 

June 2021

The project is progressing and the exterior of the building is nearing completion

January 2021

Works began on site

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