Lindum was appointed to fit out a new 9,000 sq ft University Centre in the south Lincolnshire town of Grantham.
Our Peterborough-based team completed the works, which were procured through the Scape Regional Construction framework. It involved turning an empty shell into a building suitable for the delivery of higher education, skills training and professional business services.
We were instructed to install all the mechanical and electrical systems, put up the interior dividing walls and install the fixtures and fittings.
Access to the site was limited and the work was in a pedestrianised area, which meant deliveries had to be managed very carefully.
The development was driven by InvestSK and was funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership through its Growth Deal programme.
CEO of InvestSK Steve Bowyer said: “The new University Centre is a fantastic new facility for South Kesteven. It has come about through genuine partnership working between InvestSK, the council, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, the University of Lincoln and, of course, the great construction work undertaken by Lindum.
“Developing the right skills for the businesses in and around South Kesteven has always been important for the economy, and this even more true now. This Centre should play a vital part in our economic recovery across the region.”
Lindum’s client was South Kesteven District Council but the University of Lincoln was the ultimate end-user. Its lecturers now offer degrees, high-level apprenticeships, diplomas and short courses at the site in St Peter’s Hill.
As part of the contract, Lindum calculated the additional impact its building work had on the wider economy.
Using the Social Value Portal, the company measured the ‘added value’ created by things like using local labour, appointing local contractors and using local merchants and suppliers.
So far, the Social value added is calculated to be £636,560.34 (which is 85.8 per cent of the contract value).
In addition, Lindum donated a life-saving defibrillator to InvestSK, which will be installed in its offices. To fulfil our Social Enterprise commitments the company also commissioned not-for-profit organisation Pelican Trust to build a wooden bench that will be installed in the nearby pedestrian area.
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