STEEL manufactured in Barnsley is forming the frame of the new sixth form college on St Mary’s Place.

Steelwork erection commenced at the new site last week, all made locally by Wombwell-based Billington Structures.

Sixth form college principal Gerard Garvey was joined by A-Level students Arron McNicholas, 17, Freya Atkinson, 16, Jack Jenkins, 18, and Connor Barrett, 16, to see the first part of the building’s steel frame go up.

Gerard said: "This an exciting step closer to our new sixth form college's opening. It's been important to us from the start that the building work uses locally-made materials."

The £18 million campus is due to open during the 2015/16 academic year.