In 2018 plans were revealed for Wakefield College’s old Archive Building. The historic building, located on Margaret Street, was once the Registry of Deeds Office until Wakefield College took over in 2017. It was later decided that a complete renovation would take place seeing a host of new facilities where students can study a range of subjects including horticulture; music with a large rehearsal spaces; animal care and hospitality, with modern training kitchens. In addition to providing an array of educational opportunities for students, the building will also be open to the public. Visitors will be able visit the café and training restaurant.
With a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, contractors Galliford Try were appointed to handle the refurbishment, alterations and extension of the former Archive Building. A North East steel fabrication company was to be appointment, hence Eminent Engineering was later appointed.
We submitted a competitive quote for a series of metal work for the new college building, and with our extensive steel fabrication experience were a great fit for the project. A range of works were carried out including roof access work; high load car park barrier and internal M & E work. To the exterior of the building, metal gates and steel handrails were fabricated and installed by our experienced team of welder and fabricators, as were access ramps.
Additionally we were contracted to manufacture and install a modern external canopy to the building, made from steel and glass. The grey painted steel canopy was the perfect addition to the historical building.
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