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Interserve to create £4m Digital Innovation Hub for Barnsley College

by Interserve Press Office | Aug 19, 2020

Interserve to create £4m Digital Innovation Hub for Barnsley CollegeInterserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has been awarded a £4 million contract to refurbish the SciTech Centre at Barnsley College to create a new Digital Innovation Hub.

Interserve Construction will be responsible for the refurbishment of the four-storey Sci-Tech Centre on the Barnsley College campus to create the Digital Innovation Hub supported by The Department of Education and The Sheffield City Region LEP

Barnsley College, which was rated outstanding in its Ofsted inspection, has an ongoing successful relationship with stakeholders across Sheffield City Region to support South Yorkshire’s digital skills development with the college being the only provider offering T-Level qualifications in 2020 to meet employer demand as the region positions itself as a centre for digital excellence.

The new Digital Innovation Hub at Barnsley procured via the YORbuild framework, will have a special focus on digital industries including Cyber Security, Network technologies, AI and VR alongside software and programming. The new facility will incorporate industry standard high-spec technology rooms used for gaming, rendering and 3D printing.

The design incorporates an innovative HeartFelt ceiling system developed by Hunter Douglas Architectural, which offers an advanced, budget-friendly, ceiling system with optimal acoustic control in a material that is 100% recyclable.

Work has already commenced on the project, which will be handed over in three phases through August to September.

Paul Ellenor, Regional Director, Interserve Construction, said: “Interserve Construction has strong track record in the further education sector across the Yorkshire and Humber region having demonstrated our capabilities in delivering projects supporting education, innovation and research.

“Having recently completed the Engineering Heartspace facility for the University of Sheffield, an innovative refashioning of the university’s Grade II-listed Sir Frederick Mapping Building, and the new Hull York Medical School for the University of York, we are delighted to be working on this new project with Barnsley College.”


About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. We offer design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 53,500 people worldwide.

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