Stoke-on-Trent College receives £10.5m funding boost

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Artists impression of Construction and Engineering Centre at night

Artists impression of Construction and Engineering Centre at night

College students are to benefit from a new state-of-the-art education centre.

Stoke-on-Trent College received the £10.5 million cash injection from the Skills Funding Agency to create a new Construction and Engineering Centre at its Burslem campus.

Work on the facility, which also includes refurbishment of the existing sports hall, is set to be completed and open by September 2015.

The latest work will be the third phase of refurbishment at the Burslem site.

This investment comes just weeks after the college announced £12 million capital investment to transform the college’s Cauldon Campus in Stoke.

It also forms more than £36 million of developments currently underway and recently completed across the two campuses.

Principal and Chief Executive of Stoke-on-Trent College Sarah Robinson said: “This investment is a huge boost for the city and its community.

“This new development will provide high-class training facilities for local engineering and construction businesses to facilitate their staff training and development.

“We will be creating a learning environment that will help deliver the skills which Stoke on Trent needs to fuel its regeneration and inevitably boost the local economy.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Stoke-on-Trent College as well as for education provision in the city.”

The new building will be next to the John Seddon Building, home to the college’s plumbing, painting, decorating and woodwork courses.

Landscaping and new car parks will also be created on existing areas of the campus.

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