Multi-million pound investment plans announced by Northumberland College

Northumberland College has unveiled plans to deliver a multi-million pound investment programme.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 21:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 08:55 am

Key investment will be made across all campuses at Kirkley Hall, Ashington and Berwick over the next 12 months to create innovative, industry-focused facilities, with work starting as early as July.

At Kirkley Hall, the accommodation block will be refurbished in a university style, and there will be a bespoke new equine centre, specialist animal management centre, veterinary nursing centre and an extension to the Kielder Building.

Facilities elsewhere will include a state-of-the-art digital academy, health simulation ward and industry-standard training kitchens, with a new campus building at Berwick.

There will be extensive refurbishment of buildings across the college and highly-specialist resources for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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Principal Nigel Harrett said: “It is an exciting time for Northumberland College and a major step forward in delivering new facilities and unrivalled learning opportunities for students across the region.

“Our investment plans are ambitious, yet achievable, and work will start to be rolled out across the different sites simultaneously over the forthcoming months.

“Everyone involved with the college, from staff to commercial partners, is behind the plans and we expect some of the new facilities to be complete and available from September.”