The new £4.5 million extension at the Motherwell campus of New College Lanarkshire is continuing to progress.
The management of the then-Motherwell College always knew the Ravenscraig-based facility was likely to be too small when it opened in 2009, but had no additional funds to increase its size at that stage.
However, following the amalgamation with Cumbernauld College to form the new establishment, cash was made available internally for the project.
ISG was awarded the contract to build a 19,375 sq ft four-storey steel frame extension to the main teaching building.
Part of the ground floor extension includes the relocation of the existing shop, enabling the introduction of new changing facilities to support the college’s performing arts space.
The extension’s upper levels provide flexible accommodation, with moveable partition walls providing a range of configurations and room size options for teaching, meeting rooms and seminar space.
Additional teaching capacity will be created across levels two and three and ISG will also reconfigure and refurbish areas of the existing building to create new toilet facilities.
Generous circulation areas will be created across each floor, including a new full height feature spiral staircase and separate lift.
In addition a separate 8,600 sq ft HGV teaching facility will be housed elsewhere on the campus enabling the college to further increase the range of courses available to its students.
It will house a number of service bays in order to allow the college to add to its range of modern training facilities.