Linkcity marks completion of Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC and topping out of residential buildingOctober 06th 2017
Linkcity, the property development company, has celebrated the completion of the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College, the educational facility that will be part of a new £65 million educational and residential development, located on a half-acre site on Sutherland Street, in London’s SW1.
Named after the City of Westminster’s inspirational council leader and London’s former mayor for Planning and Policy, the 56,000 sq ft college has now welcomed its first students, aged 14-19, who will be offered a curriculum specialising in transport and construction engineering. The building includes workshops, as well as a gym, sports facilities and a large outdoor terrace.
The UTC has partnered with Network Rail, Landsec, BT Fleet, Sir Robert McAlpine, Alstom, Colas Rail (part of the Bouygues group) and TFL, who are working with the University of Westminster to develop the curriculum for the next generation of professional engineers, technicians and innovators.
The residential element of the scheme, which has been purchased by Taylor Wimpey Central London and named Ebury Place, has also reached a milestone in its development, having now topped out. Set to complete in 2018, the 11-storey tower will offer 47 high-quality one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Linkcity’s Managing Director, Nicolas Guérin, said:
“This is a very special project, bringing a new world-class education facility to London. As part of the Bouygues group, we recognise the importance of providing training and skills to encourage young people into the construction industry. This development is contributing to that, not just through the local labour and apprenticeships we’re offering on site but also through the UTC’s ongoing work that will provide unrivalled education for the next generation of transport and construction engineers. We hope to work with the college to provide further opportunities for its students over the long term.
“With the residential element of the development having now topped out, we look forward to the completion of these new homes, which will provide exceptional living in a prime central London location.”
Karen Barker, Principal of the Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, said:
“Studying technology opens many doors to students to very exciting and rewarding careers. Our students will have the skills to go on and make the world a better place.
“Through the partnership with the University of Westminster and the UTC’s unique Employer’s Alliance, Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC students benefit from access to the latest research, industry experts and specialist facilities.
“The UTC aims to address the gap between traditional teaching and work experience. By studying a curriculum based on real-world needs in a professional and technical environment, students will leave with skills that are in high demand and short supply in the construction and railway industry, and for careers in a range of STEM professions.”
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