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A brand new £11m construction development is taking shape to support the future skills and training in Greater Manchester’s key sectors.

The Construction Skills Centre at Tameside College aims to support the future demand for key trades such as: bricklayers, plumbers, electricians, painter and decorators and civil engineers. The building has been designed in consultation with employers and will transform the campus at Beaufort Road. 

Image showing the new Construction Skills Centre at Tameside College

The steel signing ceremony marks the latest stage of the college’s ambitious plans to redevelop its estate. Under the Vision Tameside Banner, in partnership with Tameside Council, the college has invested in its campus to deliver courses and training at: Clarendon Sixth Form College, Advanced Technologies Centre and Tameside One.

The Construction Skills Centre, which is being constructed by Willmott Dixon and is due to open in late 2021, will further enhance the education and training opportunities for people in the borough of Tameside and surrounding areas.

Steel signing

Jackie Moores said: “I am delighted that the Construction Skills Centre build is well under way and the steel signing ceremony is a major step in the college’s plans for futureproofing our estate. This space will allow students and apprentices access to the best equipment, resources and learning environments, whilst boosting the college’s links with employers in the sector.

“The Construction trades are always in demand and this is only going to grow in the future. We are excited to be a part of this growth and the benefits this will bring to the local area.”

To find out more about the Construction Skills Centre and to apply for a course or apprenticeship at Tameside College, visit

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