SWG creates additional teaching space at Telford College
14 Mar 2023

 One of the things we pride ourselves on at SWG Construction is the ability to carry out work at places of business and education without the need for buildings to close down to accommodate us.

We can do this successfully after many years’ experience and would like to tell you about the latest such project where this was necessary - Telford College Construction Centre.

This project needed to be carried out while students and staff were still attending the college, so it was important to work closely with the team there in order to get the work done as safely and unobtrusively as possible.


We carried out the project at the College’s Construction Centre, completing alterations to the existing training facility to provide much-needed additional teaching space.

The work has expanded and enhanced the on-campus construction training facility, helping the college to keep pace with growing demands as a state-of-the-art centre of learning excellence.


It is supported by the Strategic Development Fund, which enables education centres to reshape teaching and training provision and update facilities, and includes a practical workshop and two new classrooms at Telford College’s Wellington campus.

Our team used their experience of working in occupied premises to plan and coordinate the work to ensure minimal disruption was caused during daily activities at the college.


External works consisted of a new concrete apron to the outside of the building and putting in a new fire escape and access ramp, while inside we fitted new fire-rated partitions and doors, adapted mechanical and electrical services, and put in new floor and wall finishes on a newly constructed mezzanine floor.


David Candlin, Telford College’s director of estates, said: “We’ve been very impressed with the way SWG approached the project.

“Health and safety and control of sub-contractors in shared areas has been managed really effectively, and the overall finish of the facility is of a high standard, with the additional facilities provided exceeding our initial expectations.

“The project provides a dedicated space for renewable technology courses, and to create and provide awareness raising courses for our own students.”