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Estates Strategy Update – 16th December 2016


City College Brighton & Hove is continuing to work on plans for the redevelopment of its city centre campus and has reviewed and updated its masterplan to ensure that the scheme delivers maximum value for money.

The key components of the scheme remain largely unchanged and include a refurbishment of the Pelham Tower, together with a new build extension on part of the existing College car park. The new build will be integrated into the tower and will house new facilities for Creative, Design and IT courses as well as providing a new entrance to the College. The plans consolidate the College provision into one building.

The Masterplan was approved by the Board in November and the next step is to explore funding options, including a possible bid to the Local Enterprise Partnership in summer 2017.

 

Estates Strategy Update – 14th September 2016

 

City College Brighton & Hove is working on plans for the redevelopment of its city centre campus. Initial work has been undertaken to develop a scheme consisting of a complete refurbishment of the existing Pelham Tower alongside a linked new build component housing a Centre for the Creative Industries to train the next generation of talent for the City’s burgeoning creative, digital and IT sector.

An application to provide partial funding for the scheme was made to the Local Growth Fund (LGF) administered by the local enterprise partnership (LEP) Coast2Capital in spring 2016. The College has now been informed by the LEP that the scheme does not form part of their submission to the Government for LGF funding.

The College remains committed to redevelopment of the site and is reviewing options to progress a scheme which meets its aspirations without LGF support.

 

Estates Strategy update - 20th April 2016


City College Brighton & Hove is working on plans for the redevelopment of its city centre campus. The plans are contingent on a number of factors including an application to the Local Growth Fund administered by the local enterprise partnership Coast2Capital.

The Pelham Campus will play a central role in the College’s plans to create a new Institute of Arts & Technology providing high quality technical and applied routes into employment and higher education across the Greater Brighton region.

At the heart of the scheme is a complete refurbishment of the existing Pelham Tower alongside a 2,500m2 new build in the North side of the car park. The new build component of the scheme will house a Centre for the Creative Industries to train the next generation of talent for the City’s burgeoning creative, digital and IT sector.

The proposals for the redevelopment of the Pelham Campus represent the College’s early thinking around what could be achieved on the site.

At this very early stage, the scheme simply provides a general overview of what could be achieved on the site. If the College is successful with its bid for Local Growth Funding, it will start to develop its plans in more detail. At that point, the College will be working with the local community - including its staff and students – to explore how the site can best deliver for local students and apprentices.

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Estates Strategy update - 8th April 2016

City College Brighton & Hove is working on plans for the redevelopment of its city centre campus. The plans are contingent on a number of factors including an application to the Local Growth Fund administered by the local enterprise partnership Coast2Capital.

The College has ambitious plans to create a new Institute of Arts & Technology on the site providing high quality technical and applied routes into employment and higher education.

Initial work on the scheme suggests that some of the existing site, located on Pelham Street between the North Laine and New England Quarter could be used to create a site for a Secondary School.

The College is committed to working with the Local Authority to explore all the options for the site.

 

Estates Strategy update - 2nd March 2016

At its Governing Body meeting on 22 February 2016 it was agreed that the College will no longer be progressing the redevelopment scheme that received planning approval in April 2014 for its Pelham Street Campus.

The College remains committed to the redevelopment of the Campus and has appointed a firm of architects to begin the process of space planning required for a review of the options available for the site. The architects will build upon research and planning activity undertaken as part of the 2013 and 2014 project in conducting the options analysis.

 

Estates Strategy update - 27th January 2016

City College is committed to providing the very best environment for our students. Our ambition is that every student is able to access the resources and facilities they need to support their learning and their ambitions for the future.

The College is embarking on an ambitious building programme at our City College East campus where our new LEP* funded Construction & Trades Centre will open in the spring of 2017 providing state of the art facilities for the next generation of construction students and apprentices.

Construction provision currently undertaken at the Preston Road site will transfer to the new Centre allowing our students to benefit from studying at one of our main campuses. The Preston Road site will no longer be required and will be sold to provide funds to invest into our main facilities.

Following the Government's announcement of a review of post-16 education and training in July 2015, the College's proposed development of the Pelham Street Campus has been placed on hold until the outcomes of the Sussex Coast Area Review are published in April 2015^.

A property strategy that takes full account of those outcomes will be developed in the spring and summer of 2016 and will set out plans for how the Pelham campus can be redeveloped to meet the needs of the students, businesses and the wider community in the city and the Greater Brighton region.

* Local Enterprise Partnership, Coast2Capital, http://www.coast2capital.org.uk

^ 2015: BIS/15/433. Reviewing post-16 education and training institutions
More information on Area Reviews can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/post-16-education-and-training-area-reviews

 

Construction & Trades Centre - City College East

In June 2014, Brighton & Hove City Council Planning Committee approved plans for a new Construction & Trades Centre at the City College East Campus on Wilson Avenue.  The Centre has been designed to be a leading educational and training hub for Brighton & Hove’s next generation of construction workers. 

The £9m centre, which has been funded by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will enable students in the different trades to work together and follow each other through the construction process, mirroring real site conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

HNW Architects designed the centre, leading construction firm Osborne  are building it and the works are being project-managed by Sussex construction and property consultancy practice, NorthGates.  

Demolition of old structures on the site started in November 2015 and construction work commenced in January 2016. The Centre is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2017.