Bosch Automotive, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has opened a £1.5m training centre in Doncaster for the delivery of automotive apprenticeship programmes and technical training.
The newly constructed 36,846 sq ft warehouse at Parkside Business Park is a 27 acre strategic development, situated off the A638 Wheatley Hall Road within easy reach of the M18, A1 and Doncaster Town Centre.
PSW were appointed to provide consultancy advice on the design, produce contract documents, tender and project manage the fit out as well as overseeing quality.
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The main contractor, AJR Office Interiors Ltd worked diligently and professionally throughout and were able to affectively manage change. This along with the highly competent project team was key to the success of the project.
Bosch are the world’s largest supplier of advanced electronic automotive systems and so vehicle manufacturers from around the world rely on Bosch for innovation and technical expertise. They are therefore well placed to offer their expertise through the range of training courses offered to develop technical skills. This project therefore acts as a flagship facility for the North of England and will be used by Suzuki, Nissan and Renault.
Matthew Ford, Associate Director at PSW and Project Manager for the development said: “this project has been delivered on time and to a remarkably high standard of design and finish. The costs have been scrutinised and managed throughout which has resulted in astonishing value for money and, I’m happy to say, a satisfied client.”
The official opening of the facility was attended by leaders from the automotive industry as well as local dignitaries including the Civic Mayor for Doncaster, Majid Khan and the Rt Hon Dame Rosie Winterton MP.
It is expected that each year over 100 automotive apprentices will qualify through the centre. In addition, the centre will host technical training courses and programmes for qualified technicians on the latest technologies, as well as hold specialised sales and commercial training.
Dr Steffen Hoffmann, president, Bosch UK said: “I look forward to seeing a new generation of world class technical experts graduating, whilst already qualified technicians will be kept up to date with the latest technologies reinforcing the region’s global credentials as a centre of automotive excellence.”