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G&H and Interserve complete latest phase of Leeds City College’s Alf Cooke Printworks site

G&H Building Services and Interserve have completed the latest phase of the regeneration of Leeds City College’s Alf Cooke Printworks site.

G&H Building Services carried out a full mechanical and electrical design and build scheme for Building 1A, which will be used to teach business, IT and computing.

The building also has a state-of-the-art training restaurant that is open to the public.

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, were main contractors on the project and appointed G&H Building Services in a £2 million contract.

Printworks 1A received a £9 million investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

It forms part of the LEP’s £79m Skills Capital investment into Further Education centres across the City Region, which also includes the part-funding of the new Leeds City College Quarry Hill campus. Construction works on this campus began in July.

Senior Contracts Manager at G&H Building Services, Paul Cuss, said: “Building 1A is the fifth and biggest phase we have delivered as part of the college’s rejuvenation having previously completed the mechanical and electrical works on Buildings 1B, 3, 4 and 5.

“The former Alf Cooke Printworks site is one of the most recognisable industrial landmarks in Leeds and another rundown building that has been brought back into life as a modern, purpose built education facility.

“The mechanical and electrical services we designed and installed have the end users at their heart.

“This applies to services we provided to the teaching areas, staff offices, kitchen and canteens to ensure we create the best environment possible for the college.”

Services designed and installed in Building 1A included air conditioning, heating and domestic water services, a heat recovery unit centralised plant with ventilation systems, a Building Energy Management System, small power and data, fire alarms, lighting and emergency lighting.

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