Carillion and Lambeth College will joint run a new construction skills academy

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Carillion has been appointed preferred bidder on a £167m project to build a new skill centre for Lambeth College in south London.

The development will include a construction skills academy that will be run by the college and Carillion, as well as a four-star training hotel and 176 apartments. Work will start this year and be completed by 2018.

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: “This is a very exciting development which will provide state-of-the-art training facilities which will prepare thousands of young people for exciting careers.”

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