Farrans has completed a £25m redevelopment of Barnfield College, as part of a wider redevelopment project for the local education facility, delivering a new four storey, prestigious building complete with central atrium and modern teaching facilities for further education.
West Herts College Group
Barnfield College in Luton has been transformed with the construction of a new four storey, prestigious, building complete with central atrium and modern teaching facilities for further education. In addition to providing a 6,000 sqm facility, which will accommodate skills delivery for mainstream employment sectors and specialist skills in digital and engineering, it allows for the expansion of learning provision in space better suited to modern courses.
Services & Expertise
Farrans continued its relationship with West Herts College Group, having previously delivered Dacorum College with the same client. We are experts in the education sector and have recently completed Ruislip High School and Big Creative Academy. We are currently onsite on multiple education sector sites including Kings College London, a complex project in London city centre.
Farrans has an in-house Community Business Partner team who work collaboratively with clients, social enterprises, and communities to ensure they place the needs of local people at the heart of operations in delivering long lasting social value. During the build at Barnfield College, 19 local apprentices and 16 long term unemployed people were provided with employment opportunities.
Due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, employment and skills events, careers workshops and Meet the Buyer events were all managed virtually. Over 53% of the contract value was spent with local supply chain.