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Press Release

Flagship Silverstone UTC building contract awarded to Interserve

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 31, 2012

Silverstone UTC (University Technical College)Work for the exciting new Silverstone UTC (University Technical College) is a step closer following the selection of Interserve, the international support services and construction group, as preferred bidder on the brand new £10 million campus.

The Silverstone UTC facilities will be situated at the northern edge of the Silverstone Circuit, opposite the National Pit Straight, offering specialist technical curriculum for 14 to 19 year olds in high performance engineering and technical events management.

Up to 576 students will be based at the Silverstone UTC to learn from skilled experts and undertake industrial challenges to gain the relevant experience required for careers in engineering and events management.

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost construction companies with experience in supporting the creation of inspirational educational environments that meet the evolving needs of pupils, staff and the community.

The Silverstone UTC is an educational partnership between Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, University of Northampton and Silverstone Circuits. Northamptonshire County Council has provided full support for this project and will continue to work with all partners and manage the contract, with Interserve ensuring the new facilities benefit young people in and around the circuit and improve employability within the county.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director for Silverstone Holdings Ltd said: 
“We have been impressed by the team at Interserve, who came up with an inspirational design for the Silverstone UTC. This building fits in perfectly with the long-term Silverstone Master Plan and our vision of providing superb educational facilities at our venue.”

Gordon Kew, Director of UK Regional Building at Interserve said: 
“We look forward to working with all stakeholders to create a cutting-edge facility at an inspirational location that will produce the next generation of world-leading engineers and events management staff for the home of high performance engineering in Northamptonshire. Through this project we will strengthen our existing links with the area, and create real opportunities for the local supply chain to benefit from the project.”

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For further information please contact:

Michele Curran
Head of Corporate Business Development
01213444888
michele.curran@interserve.com

Karen Lewis 
Edson Evers
01785 255146
karen@edsonevers.com

About Interserve

Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £2.3 billion and a workforce of over 50,000 people worldwide.

General website: www.interserve.com

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