A BARROW college's state-of-the art training centre has progressed to the grand final of a coveted contest to crown the 'North West Building of the Decade'.

Furness College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre has been shortlisted for The People’s Choice North West Building of the Decade, after winning the Cumbria and Isle of Man public vote.

The awards are organised by BBC North West Tonight and North West Business Insider magazine.

Public Voting for the grand final is open from 6.30pm today until Thursday May 3 Vote Here

Furness College's £3.38m AMTC was designed by Harrison Pitt Architects and officially opened in September 2016.

In the grand final The AMTC is up against; Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Merseyside, Brockholes, Lancashire, Maggies at the Christies, Greater Manchester and Storyhouse, Cheshire and North Derbyshire.

The overall winner will be announced at the North West Property Awards on May 17.

The AMTC The 14,000 sq ft centre hosts engineering and advanced manufacturing research, as well as rapid prototyping and high-voltage test laboratories. It allows the college to recruit up to 1,150 apprentices in engineering and advanced manufacturing at any one time.

It provides students with the skills and training required by some of the area’s biggest employers, such as BAE Systems, Siemens, GSK, Kimberly Clark and Centrica.