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Revamp of Wellingborough's Tresham campus on course for September opening

5 March 2020

Work is on schedule for Wellingborough's newly refurbished town centre college to open in September to 1,000 students and staff.

The long-awaited refit of the tower block, part of a £10 million project, can now be seen and includes the Tresham College signage.

After officially declaring the cladding work complete, Wellingborough Council leader Martin Griffiths said: “This is amazing news for the local area on so many levels – opportunities for young people, future growth across north Northamptonshire, the local economy and jobs, life-long learning, and of course for Tresham College as part of The Bedford College Group.

"It also gives a clear message that Wellingborough’s doors are open as we continue to grow and prosper.”

Cllr Griffiths represents North Northamptonshire on the board of SEMLEP, which added £7.5 million from the Local Growth Fund skills capital investment programme to the project.

Joining him at the event was Lucinda Young, Programme Contracts Manager of SEMLEP. She said: “This is all about providing good quality facilities for people to come to learn and enjoy.

"We are working to tackle a big skills agenda for our area and The Bedford College Group has an important role in upskilling and re-skilling our workforces and young people about to enter the world of work.”

The Church Street campus has been partially open throughout the work but only for motor vehicle students.

It will now see the reintroduction of full-time courses including carpentry, plumbing, business, brickwork, electrical as well as access to Higher Education, early years and health & social care, and IT and computing.

Part-time courses in accountancy, counselling, preparing to teach (PTLLS) English and maths, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), HR (CIPD) and management and leadership (CMI) will also be available at the campus.


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