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Steel sector donation helps specialist college

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As part of its commitment to social value and supporting local communities, Severfield has provided and erected the structural steelwork for Portland College’s new manufacturing and construction training workshop near Mansfield.

Portland College is one of the country’s leading specialist colleges for people with disabilities, offering vital support where it’s needed most. Once complete, the new space will not only be a hub for learning essential tasks but will also offer hands-on experience of a real workshop environment.

The college has been able to carry out this project with the aid of the Towns Fund, which is part of the Government’s levelling up agenda.

Unfortunately, the funds were allocated prior to the onset of the cost-of-living crisis and Portland College was faced with financial constraints detrimental to the build. In response to this, the steel contractor stepped in and offered its help.

“We’re thrilled to have been part of this transformative project, and after spending time with the college, it’s heart-warming to see how this building will benefit their students and create a long-lasting legacy for the future,” said a spokesperson for Severfield.

The project is expected to be complete and ready to use by September 2024.

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