25 May 2010
Capita Symonds has been
commissioned to provide multidisciplinary services on the
£6.75m refurbishment of the education facilities and Halls of
Residence at Fleetwood Nautical Campus at Blackpool and The Fylde
Urban Vision – the company’s joint venture
partnership with Salford City Council - will be providing client
agent, M&E and structural engineering, CDMC and BREEAM services
on the scheme which is due for completion in August 2012.
Capita Symonds won the contract as part of its
place on the government’s £800m Buying Solutions Project Management
& Full Design Team Services Framework - the biggest
multidisciplinary public sector framework for property and
construction services in the UK.
Fleetwood Nautical Campus (above) - one
of only four specialist Merchant Navy and Maritime training
facilities in the country - boasts an international reputation with
students travelling from all over the globe to study there. The
campus is part of Blackpool and The Fylde College, a large Further
Education institution spread over four main sites along the Fylde
Coast which enrols over 25,000 students each year.
The campus’ educational programme includes
Cadet and Deck Rating Training Programmes to Master Mariner; STCW95
Short Courses; National Vocational Qualifications in Merchant
Vessel Operations; a HND in Nautical Science; and the first year of
a BSc (Hons) in Maritime Studies.
Fleetwood’s main building houses classrooms,
computer suites, electronic laboratories for GMDSS (Global Maritime
Distress Safety System), navigational instruments and a Learning
Resource Centre specialising in maritime publications. It also
includes one of the most modern Full Mission Simulators in the
world. Comprising five bridges, the simulator’s database consists
of approximately 40 geographical areas and 36 ship types which have
all been hydrodynamically modelled for accuracy.
As well as a 100-bed halls of residence, the
site is also home to the Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre (FOSC),
one of the leading centres of Offshore Survival Training in the UK.
Featuring a state-of-the-art Environmental Survival Training Tank,
the Centre provides training for both the offshore oil and gas
industries as well as Merchant Navy personnel.
AA projects will be providing cost and project
management services on the project which is being designed by
architects Wilson & Mason.