The project directly responds to industry need to address skills gaps in construction and builds upon the CITB Construction Hub and FE investment to create three centres for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) with industry standard facilities providing high level skills, including design skills, trade skills, technical training and traditional craft skills.

The three centres align with post-16 area reviews acting as a hub to support providers building capacity and capability to deliver MMC. They also aims to tackle forecasted skill shortages (CITB projections and specific impacts e.g. Hinkley-C, Wylfa Newydd nuclear power stations and HS2) that could derail transformation of the Humber.

The hub will provide opportunities for local people to fill 25,000 jobs to be created in the next 5 years (CITB, 2018), investing £11.3m, to create 344 new jobs, 913 apprenticeships and 4515 training places and provide training for existing workforces and new entrants in MMC and renewable technologies that are central to increasing productivity of the sector.

Project Dates

January 31, 2019 - September 1, 2020

Project Sponsor

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education


Areas include:

Wawne Road, Hull
East Riding College, Flemingate, Armstrong Way, Beverley
Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Laceby Road, Grimsby
North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe


Total expenditure: £11,280,472

Local Growth Fund – £1,556,798

Other public sector expenditure: £9,723,674


Description of Outputs/Numbers contracted

New jobs – 344

Safeguarded jobs – 49

New build training/learning floor space (sq.m.) – 60

Refurbished training/learning floor space (sq.m.) – 1,502

Commercial floor space created (sq.m.) – 7,231


Level 1 qualifications – 1,056

Level 2 qualifications  – 1,078

Level 3 qualifications  – 574

Level 4 qualifications – 110

Level 5+ qualifications – 214

16-18 year old apprenticeships (intermediate) – 458

16-18 year old apprenticeships (advanced) – 360

16-18 year old apprenticeships (higher) – 95

Traineeships completed – 441

Other learners – 2,090

Number of new learners assisted – 4,515



Approval Status

Awaiting business case submission

Delivery Status

In development

Last updated: July 8, 2019

All locations are approximate.