Triton Construction has secured two education building contracts valued at over £2.2 million in Darlington, expanding its credentials in the North East.
Darlington College has awarded a £1.75 million contract to Triton to deliver a new 8,250 sq ft engineering studies block. The two-storey building, located behind existing facilities at the college campus off Haughton Road, has received a £2.69 million grant from Darlington Borough Council’s Town Fund.
The facility will provide two advanced engineering workshops on the ground floor with classrooms upstairs, allowing the college to expand its engineering courses at all qualification levels.
It plans to develop learning around the fast-growing sector of electric vehicles with the installation of training rigs and will also link courses into the recently developed robotics hub which is now open on campus.
Triton is currently on site delivering the building of steel portal frame which will be clad in a specialist Forticrete decorative block. It is engaging with local labour and apprentices during the construction of the project which is due to complete in the New Year.
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College has also contracted with Triton to build a 6,500 sq ft roof extension above an existing two storey side extension. The £1.45 million design and build contract includes the delivery of four new classrooms, two break out areas, circulation spaces, storage, roof access and associated alterations. It will allow the college to increase student capacity from 2,096 to 2,329.
Due to the very tight perimeters to the site, Triton is using various segregations solutions and a robust designed scaffold detail for individual loading and installation of materials, including two new bespoke, precast staircases, using an 80T crane, whilst maintaining fire safety methods for the active site.
Paul Clarkson, Managing Director at Triton Construction, said,
“We are delighted to secure these new contracts for two highly regarded educational establishments in Darlington. They provide great endorsement for Triton in the North East region where we hope to be able to expand our portfolio of work.
Our credentials in Yorkshire and the North West are superior, not least in the education sector, and we are excited to pursue regional growth on the back of a successful trading year.”
Triton Construction has extensive experience in all areas of the education sector with recent projects including a £4.5 million contract to deliver a new extension building and gateway to Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds, a £6 million contract to provide a significant refurbishment and new-build teaching facilities at Astrea Academy Woodfield in Doncaster, and a new £3.5 million teaching block for Chorlton Park Primary School in Manchester.
Triton Construction is a £65 million turnover company providing design and build, civils, fit out and refurbishment services. Established for more than 16 years it employed over 80 people across offices in Yorkshire and the North-West.