New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) is to start work on a Centre for Timber Technology on Skylon Park, the latest in a series of developments by Hereford’s new university project.
NMITE has appointed contractor Spellar Metcalfe to build the centre, one of three being developed on its Skylon Campus in the Hereford Enterprise Zone, which will host 600 future learners, degree apprenticeships and CPD courses.
Work is due to start following planning approval and securing £5.66m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund to progress the project.
NMITE has also secured an additional £1.6m from the Marches LEP for a Centre for Automated Manufacturing (CAM) via the Government’s Getting Building Fund (GBF).
NMITE’s ambitious plans for the Skylon Campus are due to be completed in 2022 when the three Centres will start their lives as specialised learning spaces.