Search is on for Calderdale College sub-contractors

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Wildgoose Construction is looking for local suppliers and trades people to work on the £4 million extension to Calderdale College.

The Chesterfield-based firm has won the contract to build the Sustainable and Environmental Technologies Centre, in Halifax, using the latest environmental technologies.

Sub-contractors, local suppliers and trades people are being invited to the college on Wednesday, September 5 between 11am and 3pm to meet representatives from Wildgoose.

Managing director Tim Walker said: “As part of our commitment to building this impressive new centre we are committed to using local suppliers, trades people and sub-contractors.

“We are looking for a wide range of trades including decorators, plasterers, roofers, tilers and landscapers, along with suppliers.

“As well as benefiting the students and staff at the college, this build also provides a great opportunity for local business people to secure work and be involved in what promises to be a facility that everyone can be proud of.”

Wildgoose is also working alongside lecturers at the college and will be offering college apprentices mentored training on the site during the construction phase of the project.

The Derbyshire firm is due to start work in September and the building is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2013.

The centre, in Francis Street, will incorporate state-of-the-art environmental technologies including rainwater recycling, photovoltaic panels, solar water heating, a wind turbine, wind catcher ventilation and permeable paving.

The three-storey, steel-framed building will house workshops with changing, teaching and staff areas, toilets, business liaison and training facilities.
There will be a new vehicle access from Parkinson Lane, parking provision, service yards, draining, paving and CCTV.
The Princess Mary Centre will be demolished and a new grass sports pitch built to Sport England standard, along with landscaping and lighting.
Wildgoose Construction employs 65 people.
It was founded in Matlock, Derbyshire, in 1896 by the great grandfather of the chairman.