BAM Construction has won a £9.3 million project to create the second University Technical College in Sheffield, for human sciences and computing.
The contractor, which has offices in Leeds, will build UTC 2 Sheffield on the Olympic Legacy Park in Don Valley.
BAM is currently on the Park building the Oasis Academy Don Valley.
UTC 2 Sheffield will specialise in human sciences and computing, preparing students for employment in two of the key growth sectors in the Sheffield City Region. It will open in September 2016, and hold 600 pupils aged 14 to 19.
Specialist teaching facilities on the ground and first floors of the four-storey building will support the specialisms. A central atrium will create spacious, light, learning environments.
Second and third floor terraces and a dining space on the third level will offer excellent views of the Olympic Legacy Park, which will include a community playing pitch for rugby league side Sheffield Eagles, a community basketball arena which will be home to the Sheffield Sharks, the Oasis Academy, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and public cycle ways.
UTC 2 Sheffield will source 10 per cent of its energy from renewable sources with Sheffield’s district heating presently being considered. All plant is designed to meet the EFA’s facilities output specification ensuring efficient and robust solutions are provided throughout.
BAM intends to move most of its Oasis Academy team over to the UTC project and to work with many of the same suppliers, including local firms Sothall Roofing, Brebur, Jumbo Partitions and Smith’s Decorators
Work is due to start on site in October, with the UTC opening September 2016.
The Sheffield College, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry are working together to deliver UTC 2 Sheffield.