Barnsley manufactured steel is forming the frame of the new Barnsley Sixth Form College campus on St Mary’s Place. Steelwork erection commenced at the new site this week, all made locally by Billington Structures, based in Wombwell.

Barnsley Sixth Form College Principal Gerard Garvey was joined by A Level students Arron McNicholas, 17, Freya Atkinson, 16, Jack Jenkins, 18, and Connor Barrett, 16, to see the first part of the building’s steel frame go up.

The £18m campus in Barnsley town centre is due to open during the 2015/16 academic year and will provide a first-class learning environment for A Level students from South Yorkshire and beyond.

Gerard Garvey, Barnsley Sixth Form College Principal, said: “This an exciting step closer to our new Sixth Form College opening. The new campus will provide first-class facilities for our students, showing them that they deserve the best A Level provision to help them go on to further study or work and achieve their goals. It’s been important to us from the start that the building work uses locally-made materials, this is an excellent investment in our town as a whole.”

Luke Milner from BAM Construction, the main contractor behind the build, added: “We’re very pleased to see local companies involved in the build. We try very hard to bring local benefits both in economic and social terms wherever we build.”

Find out more about studying at Barnsley Sixth Form College at the next Open Evening on Wednesday 26 November, 6.00pm to 8.00pm, or go to www.barnsley.ac.uk/sixth-form-college

Last updated: 14th November 2014

Originally posted on: 14th November 2014