East Riding College's Multi Million Pounds Investment gets the Green Light

11th July 2007 2:30pm - Return to press releases

Derek Branton, Principal of East Riding College.

East Riding College is set for a multi ? million pound transformation which will revolutionise the learning facilities available at the College. The green light has just been given to the College?s radical building development plans. These were submitted to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the College's funding body, who subsequently agreed the significant investment programme. The ambitious plans will see a ?40m investment in new accommodation facilitates at its Bridlington and Beverley sites.

Construction on the new build at Bridlington is expected to start next spring and will be completed in the summer of 2009. The development will be a new, 6,050 m2 (65,000 ft2) two storey building, which will be on the open space in front of the existing College.

As part of its plans at Beverley, the College intends to relocate to a town centre site and is currently in discussions with developers of Flemingate. The planned date for the move would be summer 2010.

Derek Branton, Principal of East Riding College said, ?These are exciting times for the College and learners across the East Riding. The ?40million plans represent the single largest investment in education and training facilities in the East Riding and it will make a significant impact on learning across the region. Our new buildings will ensure the College continues to deliver first class education to young people and adults alike and will ensure that local employers have access to state of the art training facilities to upskill their workforces. Our goal of being one of the best colleges nationally with modern learning facilities is clearly in sight?