CEEH Building, Redcar and Cleveland College

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    Redcar & Cleveland College

  • Architect


    Ellis Williams 

  • Engineers


    Billinghurst George and Partners

  • Programme


    31 Weeks

  • Completion


    Live Project

Work Scope

Secured through a regional collaborative framework, we delivered two key phased projects running concurrently – the T-Levels Building and the CEEH.  

The CEEH (Clean Energy Education Hub) sponsored by Redcar and Cleveland College, BP and Local Government grants, specialises in clean energy and renewable industry training for domestic and industrial markets. 

The 1000m2, two-storey building will deliver training to school leavers, apprentices and adult learners, while the hub will offer higher education, commercial and professional courses and will also respond to employers needs through bespoke employer-led programmes. 

Prior to commencement on site, we undertook extensive planning and logistics workshops with the client team, college staff and our supply chain. Running simultaneously with the internal refurbishment works, two new steel framed canopies were constructed, which created a partially weather protected environment for teaching trade apprentices.

Key Project Challenges

Working in a live college environment/complex college site.
Safe segregation of college staff and pupils from construction activities.
Maintaining safe escape routes in the event of an emergency.
All site staff, visitors and subcontractor workforce to have enhanced DBS checks.
Timely procurement, fabrication and erection of the steel frames for the two external canopies.
Academy IT integration.
Affordability, delivery within the project budget.
Maximising social value outcomes.
Meeting NEPO framework KPIs.

How we successfully delivered the project

Once the project was live on site, planning, liaison and logistical sense checking was managed by the use of bi-weekly lean planning workshops throughout the entire construction period.

The key to delivery of this project, with its extremely tight time constraints, was having all subcontractors in place with a fully completed design and all key materials secured.

We used BES, our in-house structural steel specialist for the steel frames. We have used ISO 44001 collaborative working protocols to build a united team and collaborate from the outset on this fast track project.

Our team used 4Projects management software to automate many of the contract and workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers.

Added value and social impact:

  • SROI target £1.36m
  • 99% of waste recycled
  • 78% of subcontracts placed
  • 3 new job created
  • 84 apprentice weeks supported.
  • 4 school visit accommodated.
  • Use of low carbon materials and components.
  • 2 work experience placements provided.
  • 6 local people directly employed on the project
  • 65% of subcontractors local