Eastleigh College is delighted to announce a £12million transformational development on its Chestnut Avenue and Desborough Road campuses. It is one of the first major projects to receive financial backing from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government's Local Growth Deal investing in training and skills.
Over the next two years, the investment will fund a new Advanced Technology Centre for engineering, building energy systems, professional construction, computing and applied sciences, alongside new facilities on Chestnut Avenue for the teaching of financial and professional services, art and design, hair and beauty and an expansion of the training kitchens and teaching restaurant.
Work has already commenced on the first phase of the redevelopment, which will be completed this summer. The new facilities at Chestnut Avenue including new commercial hairdressing and beauty salons, are planned to be ready from September 2016. The final phase will see the new Advanced Technology Centre with the latest industry standard equipment ready for students joining the College for the 2017/18 academic year.
Dr Jan Edrich, Eastleigh College Chief Executive and Principal commented "We are absolutely delighted to have secured funding for these state-of-the-art facilities; they will offer our students a fantastic environment in which to learn. As a College we pride ourselves on offering our learners real careers through work-ready skills, and the funding that we have received will ensure that we can continue this work with both employers and individuals."
For more information on the range of courses offered at Eastleigh College please email goplaces@.eastleigh.ac.uk or telephone 023 8091 1299.
Eastleigh College is still open during office hours although our main reception and entrance on Chestnut Avenue is closed until 7 September. This is part of our commitment to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place in all areas. Looking forward to welcoming new learners during Enrolment Week ready for the start of the new term!
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.