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College Announces Plans For New Centre

Tuesday October 8 2013




BARNSLEY College has announced plans for a new £10.8million centre offering specialised state of the art facilities to students.

The centre is to be built at the college’s Honeywell campus and will offer a high quality learning environment for students on 14-16 curriculum courses and further and higher education courses.

Facilities at the centre will include specialised workshops for brickwork, plastering, wall insulation, roofing, joinery, and painting and decorating.

The planning application for the development will be submitted in January 2014 and work is planned to begin in the spring.

The college will receive an Enhanced Renewal Grant (ERG) from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) covering a third of the cost of the project.

Andrew Fairest, the college’s vice principal for property development, said: "We're very pleased that this exciting new development will enable us to provide students with top quality facilities in which to learn.

"It will also create a national ‘hub’ for specialist training in energy efficient construction and engineering."

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Reply Posted by sid on Tuesday October 8 2013 at 15:37
Brilliant news.

Reply Posted by T on Tuesday October 8 2013 at 15:52
Doing pretty good Barnsley College at the moment! Good news!

Reply Posted by ET on Wednesday October 9 2013 at 06:40
I hope that all this effort and money replaces well, the paid apprenticeships jobs that were in place in these professions, and taught by master craftsman, that were cruelly discarded by the Margaret Thatcher government. You cannot expect to become a qualified tradesman in a couple of years studying, practical experience is very necessary.

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday October 9 2013 at 08:28
Good news for the town :)

Reply Posted by Richard on Friday October 11 2013 at 19:11
Call off the search!! We've found the £9million needed by the council's cutbacks!!!

Reply Posted by observer on Friday October 11 2013 at 19:40
it is brill news. good for the town. I hope we have a great deal of success from it. but the question must be asked. where has the money sprung from?

Reply Posted by Richard on Friday October 11 2013 at 20:59
So the masses need £9m, but the few (most of which are not tax payers) get £10.8m! Genius!! Well done LABOUR! Maybe a rabbit out of a hat is the next illusion?