Cheltenham Campus to be remodelled this summer

24 February 2015

Students choosing to continue their education with Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham this September will benefit from a newly remodelled campus and broader range of choices.

The College will relocate the delivery of its Level 1 and 2 Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, and Plastering courses from a rented unit on Kingsditch Industrial Estate to new purpose-built workshops at the main Cheltenham Campus on Princess Elizabeth Way.

Motor Vehicle and all other Construction and Building Services courses such as Carpentry, Electrical Installation and Plumbing will be available to study at the nearby Gloucester Campus at Gloucester Docks.

The relocation of the provision to main campus sites will see students on full-time construction and motor vehicle courses and apprenticeships studying in purpose-built workshops, and benefitting from a more inclusive learning environment, with improved access to sport and social clubs, the Students’ Union and English, maths and general learning support.

In addition to new workshops, a series of changes and improvements to the Cheltenham Campus are planned, including the relocation of Student Services and the on-site library, new classroom spaces and a revamped Sixth Form space.

Principal Matthew Burgess said: “We’re excited about the changes this summer in Cheltenham. Our students studying at satellite sites tell us that they would like to be at a main campus in order to benefit from wider college facilities and join in with cross college activities – everything from having more choice at lunchtime, to accessing the library or joining a sports team. They will also have improved access to excellent support available at the College.”

“Two of our key priorities are to deliver an excellent learning experience to all students, whilst continuing to be a viable and sustainable organisation. The decision to close the Kingsditch Campus was not taken lightly but I am confident the relocation of these courses to the Cheltenham and Gloucester campuses supports these priorities and, most importantly, benefits our current and future students.”  

For more information about Construction and Building Services at Gloucestershire College, visit www.gloscol.ac.uk/construction and watch GC The Movie, or call Student Services on 0345 155 2020.

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