North Lindsey College - University Centre, North Lincolnshire

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client



  • Architect


    Design and Build

  • Engineers


    Design and Build

  • Programme



  • Completion


    July 2020

Works Scope

We were appointed as lead contractor to transform and extend the former Grade II Listed building into a first-class campus, maximising the value of a £2.3 million funding package on top of local authority funding.

The project was delivered in two phases. Phase 1 included the refurbishment of the ground and first floor areas, window replacements, new lift and staircase extensions and roof coverings. Phase 2 consisted of a continuation of the refurbishment works along with a new-build fourth floor construction extension on the existing flat roof.

The redevelopment included new mechanical, electrical and heating systems and IT infrastructure. New teaching facilities included state of the art facilities with new lecture theatres, study areas. IT centre, digital, engineering and construction laboratories with a contemporary conference suite.

Key Project Challenges

  • Grade II Listed building.
  • Responding to architectural and heritage qualities.
  • Roman Mosaic in reception area.
  • Safe delivery on a logistically complex educational site.
  • Maximising social value outcomes.
  • Maintaining the heritage of the existing building.
  • Decarbonising the building.
  • Value engineering to support affordability.

How we successfully delivered the project

Working closely with the client team and the council’s heritage team we ensured the development responded to the architectural and heritage qualities of this Grade II Listed building. The project was procured via a collaborative framework. We engaged early with the council and college to develop an optimum construction programme and phasing plan to work around the college term times.

We also engaged with the local conservation officer to ensure the integrity of the listed building was retained. We engaged early with suppliers to identify low carbon solutions and products to support the college achieve their carbon reduction targets.

Our team used 4Projects project management software to support collaboration and transparency with the client, project team and designers. We used a carbon calculator and carbon reduction plan to drive down carbon and developed a very targeted social value plan to support NEETS and unemployed people from deprived areas of the town.

Added value and social impact

  • SROI £3.89m
  • 99% of waste recycled
  • 82% of subcontracts placed (90% with SMEs)
  • 2 new job created
  • 105 apprentice weeks supported
  • 3 college visits accommodated
  • 3 work experience placements provided
  • 9/10 customer satisfaction score