A new trades training facility is planned for the Dunedin suburb of Bradford.

Consent documents provided by the Dunedin City Council show Skills Consulting Group plans for a trades training centre that would bring up to 110 people to a Glenelg St facility when it opens.

Drain-laying, plumbing, gas-fitting, roofing and electrical training courses would be on offer, the documents said.

Day-time courses would run five days a week and cater to up to 88 students, supported by 22 staff.

Night classes, focusing on electrical courses, would be offered up to four times a week and have a maximum of 60 students with only four staff on site.

The consent documents reveal the process has not been entirely straightforward for the multi-discipline industry training organisation (ITO).

Early on in the project, there were plans for a commercial barber shop on site and non-trades-related courses, including salon support, stylists, nails, beauty and barber courses, as well as aged care.

However, in May last year, those courses were dropped — as was the barber shop — in favour of incorporating nearby existing electrical apprenticeship courses, the documents said.

The training centre would be located in the building at 11 Glenelg St, once used as a printing factory, a thrift market and a sawmill, they said.

The front portion of the building contained administration and office spaces across two storeys, and the rear portion of the building contained a warehouse and storage area.

The neighbouring hard-surfaced property at 19 Glenelg St would continue to be used as car parking for 11 Glenelg St and could accommodate about 30 parks for students.

There would be three staff parking spaces at the main site.

Some minor work would be required to repurpose the building.

Primarily, it would involve internal alterations to create classrooms and training spaces.

There would also be a new “sandpit area”, of about 143sq m, on the eastern side of the building to be used as part of the drain-laying courses.

“The students require a large sandpit area to be constructed for demonstrations and to practise the theory they learn in the classrooms,” the documents said.

A new entrance would also be created on the western side of the building for students.

Consent for the training facility was granted in July.

Consent for signage related to the training centre was granted late last year.

A spokeswoman for the Skills Consulting Group said the organisation was not yet ready to comment on its plans.

The company website said Skills was New Zealand’s largest ITO, with 25,000 learners and 12,000 apprentices, and worked with over 5500 employers.

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