Wiltshire College is delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted to develop its Salisbury campus.
The £15 million redevelopment will see a brand new building constructed, comprising of a reception area, classrooms, a restaurant, specialist catering kitchens, gym, and lecture theatre.
The development will accommodate new engineering facilities as well as Life Sciences and a Higher Education centre.
Public spaces and landscaping will also be enhanced to achieve a much improved look and feel to the campus.
Wiltshire Council approved the plans at a meeting on Thursday 19th April.
Principal Amanda Burnside said: “The granting of planning permission is an important milestone in the transformation of Wiltshire College’s Salisbury campus.
“We are all looking forward to work starting on the first phase of the project – the recladding and refurbishing of some of the existing buildings – in the summer.”
The funding formed part of an overall £28.1 million secured by the Swindon and Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) for key projects in the area.
In addition, the College was awarded government Local Growth funding to improve and develop its Lackham campus, which will include an Agricultural Technology Centre.
The phased development of the Salisbury campus will start in the summer with the refurbishment of parts of the existing building and also new cladding.
New building work will commence the following summer and the project is set to be complete by September 2020.