Education / Project manager sought for £3m UHI campus redevelopment

The former Shetland College is now part of UHI Shetland. Photo: Shetland News

PLANS for a £3 million redevelopment of the UHI Shetland campus have reached their next stage as recruitment gets underway for a project manager.

The project, which will receive government funding through the £100 million Islands Deal, aims to modernise the UHI facilities to make more learning opportunities available to more people, and to help meet the training needs of existing and emerging industries.

UHI Shetland principal Professor Jane Lewis said the proposed project is a “major development for us, and Shetland”.

It comes after Shetland College, NAFC Marine Centre and Train Shetland merged in 2021.

Under the redevelopment plan facilities in Lerwick and Scalloway stand to receive a revamp, with a particular focus on creating modern, “fit-for-purpose” spaces for students.

There is also an aim to support emerging industries like renewables, decommissioning and the space sector, whilst also bolstering the integration of new technologies in the buildings.

Lewis said the project manager role is a “key element in helping to deliver our ambitions to improve the student experience, support Shetland’s economic development and enhance our outreach capabilities”.


“Our plans are progressing, and this is an exciting time to join our team,” she added.

“We gratefully acknowledge the support of our partners Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Shetland Islands Council in supporting the recruitment of this post.”

The campus redevelopment is one of a number of projects across Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles due to benefit from Islands Deal funding from the UK and Scottish governments.

The deal, however, is also expected attract further investment of up to £293 million in match funding.

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