Alumni play a part in college’s new Springfield building

Two Kirklees College alumni have played a part in the building of the new Springfield Sixth Form Centre in Dewsbury.


Liversedge-based MCJ Fabrications recently completed the architectural metalwork package on behalf of Kier Northern Construction for the new centre, which is set to open in September.

Managing Director Mick Fortune and Experienced Draughtsman Neil Atkinson completed their studying at the college back in 1984, when it was known as DABTAC (Dewsbury and Batley Technical Art College).

The pair completed their fabrication and welding City and Guilds and went on to further study AUTOCAD design.

Mick said: “It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project for Kirklees College as I have many happy memories of studying in Dewsbury.

“I carved out my career there and to be part of this development, coming back to where my fabrication journey begun, was a delight.

“I am excited to see what the finished product looks like and the talent that comes from the new college.”

The project consisted of two external fire escapes, internal stair balustrades and several other steelwork fabrications.

internal stairs

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