Nottingham gets new £58.5m college campus

Nottingham College has opened a new £58.5m campus. 

This is the first project completed in the region by National contractor Wates Construction and is the result of a partnership between Nottingham College, Nottingham City Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The campus will be fully operational from January.

The new campus will offer a broad curriculum for the college, including a business and performing arts centre.

John Carlin, Wates Construction Midlands MD said: ‘This has been such a memorable project for us in large part due to the positive impact it’s left on the city’s stars of tomorrow.

‘We’ve been proud to provide permanent jobs to four school leavers, including two graduates from Nottingham College, created 29 apprenticeships and carried out 65 educational visits, as well as delivering 18 lectures on the Built Environment at the College itself.

‘Thanks to the hard work of Project Director Adam Cannon and his team we’re thrilled with the end result and can’t want to see students experience the new campus in the New Year.’

Cllr David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, added: ‘It was a little over a year ago I visited the City Hub for its topping out ceremony, and given the constraints contractors have worked under during the COVID pandemic, to deliver it in good time is an impressive achievement.

‘We are very pleased to see the new City Hub handed over, one of the first buildings in the Southside area to begin its transformation from brownfield site to a fantastic new venue for Nottingham’s students. I’m particularly pleased that it is sympathetic to the surrounding area while adding a modern façade to the cityscape.’

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