Calderdale College Building Plans Approved15th August 2012
Plans for the third phase of redevelopment for Calderdale College have been given the go-ahead by Calderdale Council. The plans are for a sustainable and environmental technologies centre connected to the award winning Inspire Centre, the construction of replacement brickworks and refurbishments to accommodate hospitality and catering on Francis Street.
The College has retained the services of award-winning architects Jefferson Sheard to design the new building and are now finalising the process of appointing a main contractor so that work can start on site as soon as possible.
The sustainable and environmental technologies is intended to provide specialist learning resources for low-carbon technologies, such as photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, biofuels, heat pumps and water recycling, to be co-located with the College’s existing curriculum provision of plumbing, electrical installation and electro-technical technology.
This new Centre, supported by other resources at the College, will be a high quality resource for apprenticeships, bespoke training and other forms of work-based learning to enhance employability and encourage entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses, and help generate local economic prosperity.
Calderdale College Vice-Principal, Denise Cheng-Carter commented “There’s a real air of excitement that our new buildings will soon be underway and will be providing a wonderful, improved educational and employability opportunities for the people of Calderdale. We are intending to use the site as an educational resource for staff and students encompassing a range of subjects including, of course, Construction Skills.”
The Inspire Centre opened in September 2011 and phase three is expected to be completed ready for September 2013.