College spends more than £1 million on building work for the new term
By YouPR | Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 15:45
Weston College has spent more than £1 million improving and extending facilities in time for the new term.
Weston College students in the refurbished training restaurant
The work has been carried out over the summer at the Knightstone, South West Skills (SWS) and University Campuses and has been welcomed by students and staff as the new term gets underway.
There have been major changes to the Higher Education (HE) floor at Knightstone Campus, plus improvements to facilities for Hospitality and Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) students. The SWS Campus on Locking Road has benefited from a major extension into an existing building that now houses the College's bespoke Motor Vehicle Workshop, related classrooms and superb IT facilities (including vehicle diagnostics).
Also new for the College are new Painting and Decorating and Multi-Trade areas and new bays for the popular Plumbing course, all based at the College's Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence (CECE).
On the sixth floor of the Knightstone Campus a new HE Centre has been created. This architecturally designed area features the use of natural materials including oak doors and matching walkways. The new facility accommodates a new lecture theatre, an open study area, welfare / support rooms and new science labs.
The teaching kitchen for students with LDD, including wheelchair-friendly facilities, has been refurbished on the third floor of the building and the second-floor Grove training restaurant has seen the creation of improved kitchen facilities and changing areas.
A new photographic studio and an extended staff room has also been created at the College's University Campus in Loxton Road.
Weston College Assistant Principal (Systems and Resources) Linda Burlison said: "The extensive work completed over the summer will benefit both learners and staff, underlining the fact that as a College we are prepared to make significant investment for the future."