Development of Engineering Training Facility at Lochgilphead

Managed by: Argyll College UHI
Contact: Michael Breslin
Telephone: 01631 559 755

The aim of the project is provide a brand new, purpose built engineering facility adjacent to the current construction skills training centre in Lochgilphead. The new facility will enable Argyll College to deliver engineering based training in Argyll for the first time. The first course to be offered will cover Core Vocational Units from a National programme in the fields of Electrical, Mechanical, Engineering and Welding, supported by appropriate qualifications in numeracy and literacy. It is anticipated that up to 20 students will enrol in the first year of operation.

The application to LEADER is for assistance in the costs relating to the construction of a steel portal frame building of approximately 128 sq metres adjacent to the constructions skills centre. This will provide the practical engineering training facility and all theory work will utilise the classroom facilities within the existing construction skills centre. The facility will be equipped with a range of equipment which will include Lathes Milling machine Guillotine Folding machine Fixed drills Welding bay Grinder. There will also be up to 12 work benches with heavy duty vices, several metal topped work benches and a comprehensive range of small hand tools. There will also be toilet provision and an office for lecturing staff. The consultancy costs relate to specialist advice during the initial establishment phase and support for new lecturing staff.

Financial Breakdown

Total Project Costs290031
Total Eligible Costs290031100
Convergence104370 36
Public Match Funding160661 55
Private Match Funding25000 9
In Kind Match Funding 0