Tamworth Borough Council has granted South Staffordshire College planning permission for a new college campus in the centre of Tamworth.
The scheme is important to the future development of the college, as well as being a key component of Tamworth Borough Council’s Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) Programme, which is set to deliver transformational change to the market town of Tamworth and for which McBains is providing an inter-disciplinary service to the council.
Tamworth is one of 72 towns to receive funding from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) Programme, which it will use to deliver three inter-related sets of town centre regeneration projects, known as Middle Entry, Castle Gateway and College Quarter to create a town centre that meets the needs of 21st century residents, shoppers and visitors.
The relocation of Tamworth College - part of South Staffordshire College - to a new building on the former site of the Tamworth Co-operative Society department store, is an integral element of the College Quarter project, which will also comprise the refurbishment of the locally-listed part of the co-op building to create a new enterprise centre for small businesses and the transformation of St. Edithas Square into a multi-purpose outdoor space.
The new college will provide a high-quality teaching and learning environment through a mix of general teaching spaces, specialist teaching spaces - such as workshops and labs - learning and study spaces, support spaces and public-facing teaching spaces.
Set to open in September 2024, the college is expected to attract around 1500 students, staff and visitors to the town centre.
McBains is providing an inter-disciplinary service to Tamworth Borough Council for their FHSF programme, comprising project management, employer's agent, architecture, C&S engineering, M&E engineering, cost management and principal designer services.
images (c) ACG Architects
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