Construction Expansion at Derby College
Work has started on Derby College’s new £3.5 million Construction Academy in Pride Park which is due to open to students this September.
Derby College is working with developers Cedar House to construct a 3,000 sq metre building on land currently owned by the Homes and Communities Agency and originally earmarked by the former East Midlands Developments Agency for the Railway Technical Centre.
It will house 650 full time and part time students as well as apprentices in bricklaying, joinery and carpentry, painting and decorating and plastering.
Further development on the site is then planned in coming years to accommodate plumbing and electrical installation programmes at the new building.
Head of Faculty Dawn Kemp explained: “We are very excited that work has started on the new Construction Academy which has already attracted a great deal of interest in potential learners looking to come to College in September to learn a trade.
“The Construction Academy will be easy to get to – very close to the city centre, bus station and railway station – and will be particularly convenient for learners from throughout the Derby and Burton areas.”
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