This project was for the design and build of an extension to the existing Construction Block at the East Kent College campus in Folkestone. Martello were engaged as Employers Agent and CDM Principal Designer for the project to provide improved training facilities for students studying vocational construction skills.
The principal contractor that we worked with on the project were RAP Interiors a Kent based company, experienced in workspace fit out projects.
The extension to the block consisted of a new steel portal frame with external cladding and brickwork to match the existing structure. The additional space created by the extension provides new areas for vocational courses such as plastering, carpentry and brickwork.
As local employers who engage with many contractors we know how difficult it can be to recruit both apprentices and well trained tradespeople and we recognize how important it is to have this type of high quality training facility locally, which is why this was such a rewarding project for the team at Martello.