Northern Ireland construction firm Farrans has begun work two new London schemes worth £33m.
Barnfield College in Luton will be transformed as part of a wider £25m redevelopment. Farrans has been appointed on a £17m construction contract which will deliver a new four storey building complete with central atrium and modern teaching facilities for further education.
And in addition to providing a 6,000 sq m further education facility, which will accommodate skills delivery for mainstream employment sectors and specialist skills in digital and engineering, it will allow for the expansion of learning provision in space better suited to modern courses.
Cathal Montague, regional director for Farrans Construction, said: “We are looking forward to starting work on both Barnfield College and Highgate Newtown Community Centre, both of which will further grow our presence in London. As a company we have developed a strong reputation as experts in the education and residential sectors.
"We have recently completed Ruislip High School and we are currently onsite on Kings College London, a complex project in the city centre. In the residential sector we are currently delivering high rise developments in Coventry and Bristol city centres.
“Employment and training are key components of our social commitments on all of our projects. We have an excellent track record of working with clients and communities to realise wider project benefits including the creation of sustainable employment, training and skills development to leave a lasting legacy.”