Green light for Derby College’s Automotive Vehicle Engineering Facilities

Green light for Automotive Vehicle Engineering Facilities in Derby

The green light has been granted for Derby College Group‘s new automotive industry training facilities, marking an expansion of the Stephenson Building located on Pride Park in Derby.

Another sucessful collaboration!

In collaboration with Armson Barlow, YMD Boon, and Hba Consulting, Jackson Purdue Lever is proud to have contributed various services, encompassing flood risk assessments and our general civil and structural expertise, to support Derby College Group in this endeavour.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the team, the college has secured a £3.5 million grant from the Department of Education’s Post-16 Capacity Fund. This financial injection will empower the college to augment its capacity for 16-19-year-old learners and establish a space that aligns with both local and national requirements.

About the Project

The upcoming three-story structure, featuring excellent classroom amenities, will be situated behind the current Stephenson Building at the Derby Roundhouse location. These cutting-edge facilities are poised to position Derby College as a hub for comprehensive training in the ever-evolving field of automotive technologies. Special focus on the emerging demands of electric vehicles will be at the forefront.

Aligned with the college’s commitment to sustainability, these facilities will be constructed using the latest eco-friendly methods and materials. Innovations like air-source heat pumps (ASHPs), thermally efficient materials, and solar panels will be seamlessly integrated. The construction is scheduled to conclude in the autumn of 2024. This is just in time for the commencement of the new academic year.

This initiative is a collaborative effort with East Midlands Institute of Technology (EMIoT) Centre. They will be prominently positioned at the front of the Stephenson building within the Derby Roundhouse site.

We cannot wait to share with you further information about the Derby College project in the coming months and the progress on site!