Belfast Met – Millfield Campus

A ‘thriving hub’ for Belfast Met

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Project Overview

Client Belfast Metropolitan College
Value £25m
Expertise Investments
Sector Education
Timeline March 2000 - August 2003
Location Northern Ireland
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Project summary

Consolidating Belfast Met’s physical presence in the city, the Millfield Campus is a “thriving hub” where “people acquire work-ready skills”. Developed by the Northwin Consortium (GRAHAM, Farrans and Braidwater Enterprises) as part of a Public Private Partnership programme, the modern 20,360m2 educational campus opened its doors in 2002 following a 30-month construction scheme. Accommodating approximately 3,000 full and part-time students annually, it comprises two five-storey teaching blocks and a two-storey engineering block, with associated car parking and a landscaped courtyard. Specialist trades training areas, sports facilities and an onsite cafeteria are further notable features of the campus “in the heart” of Belfast. Funding was provided by the Bank of Scotland, and the concession period is for 25 years

The detail

The Millfield Campus exemplifies Belfast Met’s commitment to “provide high quality, accessible and sustainable infrastructure” to support the needs of all of its learners. The Northwin Consortium delivered this mature PPP project on budget. It was also handed over on time to coincide with the commencement of the academic year. Based in the heart of the city, the campus contains a multitude of classroom and specialist facilities, including an audio recording studio, a TV Studio, and specialist trades workshops.

GRAHAM FM continues to provide Total Facilities Management at the campus, supporting the college in achieving its Key Enabler to “unlock and maximise the value of the estate” through rationalisation and improved space utilisation. Among the core tasks are the completion of all planned and reactive building fabric, mechanical and electrical maintenance services and installations, janitorial, 24/7/365 helpdesk services, and the management of minor works.

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“We pride ourselves on the range and standard of our facilities.”

Belfast Met, representative