Carillion IT Services has won a five-year contract with Motherwell College to install and maintain Cisco unified communications infrastructure at the college’s new Ravenscraig campus.
Founded in 1967 with 120 teaching staff and 6,500 students, Motherwell College now claims to have 500 staff and 20,000 students. The 200,000 sq ft Ravenscraig campus is expected to be open in August 2009.
Carillion will install an integrated data, voice and video infrastructure as well as a wireless network. The new wireless network is expected to provide the students and staff with a flexible and secure communications platform.
Hugh Logan, principal and CEO of Motherwell College, said: With the new Ravenscraig campus set to provide the local community with a modern and functional environment to inspire learning in the 21st century, we believe the unified communications solution proposed by Carillion IT Services will not only vastly reduce the college’s ongoing maintenance costs, but also support us in delivering the best quality of education in Lanarkshire.