Tue, 14 February, 2023
We are pleased to announce that the TWI training school has moved to new facilities at our headquarters at Granta Park near Cambridge.
The TWI training school is a leading skills provider, delivering benchmark and advanced training for the next generation of industry experts, including those working in industries such as oil and gas, aerospace, construction, power and transport sectors.
The new facilities provide the highest standard for the delivery of a range of destructive and non-destructive testing courses leading to internationally-recognised certification. Complete with lecture theatres and practical spaces across 7 rooms capable of accommodating 104 trainees, the new facilities include excellent cooling and ventilation, acoustics and AV equipment. Glass partitions throughout ensure there is ample natural light while there is also an additional breakout area for students.
TFT Consultants assisted with the move, acting as an employer’s agent and working in an M&E engineering capacity, offering an initial consultancy before arranging and overseeing the operations of a design and build contactor.
The work took 8 months from consultancy to completion, including 4 months of construction to deliver a space that will enable the continued growth of our training business at TWI Cambridge and delivering vital skills for industry.
Speaking on the move, TFT project manager and head of their Cambridge office, Peter Wyld said, “Working in a live building always presents challenges. Diligent planning at the front end of the project can often aid the smooth running of the construction process. By putting in place the right communication channels and working structures we were able to maintain good health and safety practices which allowed the continued, un-interruption of adjacent operations. TWI undertake a broad variety of work which includes business sensitive activities and ongoing engagement with the facilities and security team allowed the construction work to take place without impacting on these tasks.”