£17.5 million pound redevelopment of Burslem Campus
Our Burslem Campus, off Moorland Road, is now home to world-leading facilities following extensive remodelling and updating.
The redevelopment of the campus has seen the construction and improvement of several key areas, now providing first-class training and learning facilities for students and local businesses.
A new innovative £10.5million Technology Hub is home to our Construction and Engineering courses, providing ‘consolidated’ facilities on the campus for our learners. Opened in September 2015, building has high-tech engineering workshops and laboratories that house the likes of cutting-edge CNC machinery, as well as high-specification brick and plastering workshops, helping produce the finest high-quality skills in the city.
The new Technology Hub has been erected alongside the John Seddon Building, home to the college’s plumbing, painting, decorating and woodwork courses. Students in the John Seddon Building get to learn and craft their skills in real-life environments, thanks to the creation of hundreds of bays that mimic lounges, bathrooms and roofs.
Over £5.5million has also been invested in our Stoke Studio College facility, which focuses on producing the next generation of experts in Manufacturing and Design Engineering. The speciality college is the first of its type in the area, offering outstanding and unique opportunities for young people in North Staffordshire.
College life isn’t just about learning, so we have invested in the refurbishment of our Burslem Campus Sports Hall, which provides students with the opportunity to get involved in one of our enrichment programmes including football, basketball, cricket and futsal for example.
Landscaping and new car parks have also been created on existing areas of the campus to help provide a modern and scenic learning space for the city, as well as the updating of college restaurant, reception area, classrooms and social areas for students to enjoy.
All this means our new-look Burslem Campus has a modern, fresh feel and is more user friendly than ever before.
Additional note regarding DFE fire risk assessment and cladding survey – the College has returned a DFE survey regarding fire risk assessments and cladding. Cladding work on Burslem A and B blocks carried out a few years ago utilises only inert solid aluminium which has an A1 non-combustible fire rating with no requirements for fire retardance.