rail-college

S4C Prepare new rail college for opening

S4C secured the contract for national builders Wilmot Dixon to carry out the builders and sparkle clean to ensure that the newly built college for high speed rail meets its first intake of students in showroom condition.

Our highly experienced team worked for 10 days on the interior and exterior of the building and the roof top to complete works for handover to the client.

Located on Lakeside, Doncaster, the National College for High Speed Rail will comprise circa 76,000 sq. ft. of teaching and workshop space, including specialist rail equipment such as 150m of external track and catenary. Along with Birmingham, it will train thousands of engineers to meet HS2’s future needs, as well as those in the wider rail sector, by providing a real workplace environment to prepare students for work on high-speed rail infrastructure.

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The £25m State Of The Art College will be opening its doors to a first intake of industry professionals and apprentices in September 2017, with courses for over 1,000 students aged 18+ starting the following academic year.

Doncaster has always led the way in terms of cutting edge rail engineering and with its relationship with an established and significant rail industry, Doncaster was an ideal place locate and enable the industry to continue to compete in global markets.

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The vision for the college is that it will:

  • Build the highly skilled workforce needed to deliver hs2 and meet the needs of the wider railway industry.
  • Use an industry led curriculum to ensure that graduates will have the best possible employment prospects across the supply chain.
  • Act as a flagship for the railway workforce in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Place High Speed Rail at the cutting edge of innovation in science and technology.

Doncaster will specialise in: Traction, Rolling Stock and Advanced Manufacturing.

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