Over 200 new jobs for Northamptonshire people have been created as a result of the creation of the University of Northampton’s new Waterside campus.
As the main contractor for the academic and public realm buildings on the campus, we have employed many of the 216 Northamptonshire-based people since Waterside construction began.
A total of 755 people from the across the county have worked on the site, including apprenticeship posts created and various work placements for students, including University of Northampton Architectural Technology graduate Volkan Aslan.
A Trainee Design Manager with B&K, Volkan said about his time on the project: “It’s been a wonderful opportunity for me.
“Being a member of this enthusiastic B&K team has enabled me to translate my theoretical knowledge into practical experience. I’ve learnt so much that will be invaluable in my future career.”
The Waterside Campus, which will open in September 2018, will see the regeneration of a 58 acre brownfield site close to Northampton Town Centre.
The University, its staff and its students already make a positive cultural and economic impact on Northampton and Northamptonshire.
Reports have shown the institution as a whole creates a £290m boost to the county and generates more than 2,700 jobs*.
Simon Denny, Executive Dean of Research, Impact and Enterprise at the University of Northampton, said: “These figures are welcome confirmation of our commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the county during the building of Waterside.
“We look forward to welcoming the next crop of construction professionals as the building project enters its final few months.”
Caption: Waterside campus from the air (October 2017) and designer Volkan Aslan.