Enhancing Scarborough Construction Skills Village

Scarborough – ERDF

Scarborough Borough Council

The project will upgrade floor space in Eastfield, which will increase the capacity for construction related training and provide dedicated business support space for local SMEs.

The Skills Village will see more capacity added with the purchase of a specifically designed mobile training facility and plant simulator which will both enable the recruitment of additional learners and will be able to offer better business engagement and support on site, showcasing both the facility and the learners and enable the Skills Village to tackle a major emerging skills shortage in plant training.

High Eastfield Farm House situated at the edge of Middle Deepdale is a dilapidated mix of farm buildings.  The original intention was to redevelop the former Farmhouse but that was subject to an arson attack in July 2018.  However all the buildings are in the ownership of Scarborough Borough Council and the intention is to create a Construction Business Centre and create new training facilities within the former outbuildings.  The Centre will be a hub for a construction business network and will offer virtual office space, meeting space, business support and development, enterprise support and will enable higher level skills to be delivered along with management training, business seminars etc. In addition new training facilities to support the delivery of scaffolding, plumbing and electrical will be created.