A NEW training facility is set to be built at Barnsley College’s Honeywell campus after plans were approved by the council’s planning board.

The facility is a collaboration between the college and T3 Industry Solutions to provide a dedicated and unique assembly technicians learning facility in Barnsley.

The facility will help to provide necessary skills uplifts to support a growing sectorial need.

A report states: “The proposal consists of a learning space and store, viewing platform, crane location and a number of bays/area where various construction activities can take place including falsework erection, joinery, steel fixing and grouting, cladding etc.

“Students would undertake practical activities in the bays and construction areas.

“Once they had built the sample or section this would then be dismantled for the next group of students to erect/build and construct.

“Students and teachers can also oversee the works from the proposed viewing platform to the south of the site.”

Work can now begin after plans to erect the centre in a storage area of the Honeywell campus were approved by the council last week.