BAM Construction is to build an £8.6 million University Technical College in the East Midlands. The contractor, which has offices in Derby, will deliver the Burton and South Derbyshire UTC (BSD UTC) with the refurbishment of an annexe at Burton Town Hall, in addition to the construction of a new building on adjacent land.
The BSD UTC is sponsored by Burton and South Derbyshire College and Coventry University, as well as key employers: Nestle, Royal Derby Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton, St. George’s Park and FA Learning. Set to open in September 2015, the UTC will combine core GCSE and A Level subjects with the technical specialisms of Bio-medical Sciences and Design Engineering.
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are government-funded schools that offer 14–18 year olds an innovative learning environment. They teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow. UTCs integrate technical, practical and academic learning and create an environment where students can thrive and develop the abilities that industry needs.