Triton expands North East qualifications with education jobs – FE News

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Triton Construction has been awarded two contracts to build education facilities worth over £2.2m 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 square foot engineering study block. The two-storey building, located behind existing facilities on the university campus near Haughton Road, has received a £2.69 million grant from Darlington Borough Council’s Town Fund.

The facility will offer two advanced engineering workshops on the ground floor with classrooms upstairs, allowing the college to expand its engineering courses at all skill levels.

It plans to expand learning around the growing electric vehicle sector with the installation of training platforms and will also link courses to the recently developed Robotics Center which is now open on campus.

Triton is currently on site to deliver the steel portal frame building which will be clad in specialist Forticrete decorative block. He is engaging with local labor and apprentices during the construction of the project which is due to be completed in the new year.

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College has also contracted with Triton to build a 6,500 square foot roof extension above an existing two-storey side extension. The £1.45m design and build contract includes the delivery of four new classrooms, two rest areas, circulation spaces, storage, roof access and associated modifications. This will allow the college to increase student capacity from 2,096 to 2,329.

Due to the very tight perimeters of the site, Triton uses various segregation solutions and a robustly designed scaffolding detail for the individual loading and installation of materials, including two new bespoke pre-engineered stairs, using an 80T crane, while maintaining fire safety methods for the active site.

Paul Clarkson, managing director of Triton Construction, said:

“We are delighted to secure these new contracts for two well-regarded educational institutions in Darlington. They bring great endorsement to Triton in the North East region where we hope to expand our portfolio of work.

Our credentials in Yorkshire and the North West are superior, particularly in the education sector, and we are delighted to continue regional growth based on a successful commercial year.

Triton Construction has extensive experience in all areas of the education sector with recent projects including a £4.5m contract to deliver a new extension building and walkway to the Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds, a £6m contract to provide major refurbishment and new teaching facilities at Astrea Academy Woodfield in Doncaster, and a new £3.5m teaching block sterling for Chorlton Park Primary School in Manchester.

Triton Construction is a £65m company providing design and build, civil engineering, fit-out and renovation services. Established over 16 years ago, it employed over 80 people in offices across Yorkshire and the North West.

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