Fareham College - Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC)


The new Fareham College Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) project provides a permanent home for the College’s pioneering Civil Engineering and Ground Works Apprenticeships which has been developed in direct response to employer needs.  

The £4m project provides just over 1,000 square metres of high quality teaching and learning space adjacent to the College’s award winning CEMAST project on the Solent Airport site.

PMc performed the roles of Bid writers, Client Advisors, Project Managers and Cost Consultants in the delivery of this project working closely with the College, Hampshire County Council Property Services (the Architects to Stage 4), Amiri (the main contractor), Blanchard Wells (lead ground works subcontractor) and the team from the Solent LEP.


The business case for the new premises was developed in response to a to a nation-wide skills shortage which is having an impact on the deliverability of major civil engineering works in the south and Solent area. As a result, this innovative employer-led project will deliver more than 1,600 groundwork and civil engineering apprenticeships, with the high quality classroom space being utilised to teach higher level professional construction courses such as Building Surveying and Project Management. 

Key Facts

Heading #1
Building size
1000 sqm
Total project costs (including land purchase)
Start on site
January 2019
Completion date
October 2019
HCC Property Services
Main contractor
Amiri Construction
Employers agent & cost consultant
Peter Marsh Consulting

Projects Objectives:

  • Deliver first class apprenticeships
  • Provide a functional site for both classroom and practical teaching

Project Team