Ingleton Wood has supported the creation of a new state-of-the-art Tech Campus at Suffolk New College and we have received glowing praise for our design and sustainability services.
Our Colchester office was appointed to provide project management, building services design, health and safety, and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) assessor services for the purpose-built £2.4 million facility.
TV star Jimmy Doherty, College patron and Jimmy’s Farm owner, unveiled the new site at a ceremony. The Tech Campus provides access to labs and workshops for specialist courses in advanced technologies including IT, media production and games design.
Mary Gleave, Vice Principal at Suffolk New College, said: “The College has valued the professional input that Ingleton Wood brought to this project. They quickly understood our objectives and what we wanted to achieve from this specialist project.
“It was particularly challenging to deliver this project during the Covid pandemic but Ingleton Wood supported us with ensuring everyone in the professional team remained focused on meeting deadlines.
“We are really pleased with the overall finish of Tech Campus and to see students using it as we planned. Ingleton Wood were an important part of helping to make the vision a reality.”
Paul Ruffell, Director and Project Manager, said: “The state-of-the-art Tech Campus will no doubt inspire the next generation of creative and digital superstars whilst solidifying Suffolk’s reputation as a leader in technology and investing in local skills to help meet industry demand.
“We used our extensive expertise in the education sector to deliver this major project on time, on budget and to specification. We were also pleased to help achieve a Very Good BREEAM rating, meaning the Tech Campus will be a long-term, sustainable green investment for Ipswich and Suffolk for generations to come.”
The College funded the project with support from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.
Chris Starkie, Chief Executive of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to have supported the new Tech Campus through our Growth Deal with Government. This first-class new facility will offer brilliant learning opportunities for the students who will become the tech stars of the future.”
Tom Hunt, Ipswich MP, who attended the unveiling event, said: “Skills in the technology sector are of growing importance. Suffolk New College is taking initiative to give young people the skills they need to grab the opportunities in the future.”