College’s £3m centre ready

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Barnsley College students are set to embark on studies at a new specialist engineering centre which will open its doors next month after a £3.6 million development.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Centre will open to students when the academic year begins in September, after the refurbishment of the engineering and construction site on Old Mill Lane.

The STEM centre will offer state-of-the-art facilities to students and staff, including engineering and electrical workshops, laboratory facilities and learning zones containing computer equipment and reference materials.

A new entrance, canteen and restaurant will be added to the centre during the second phase of the redevelopment, which will be completed in September 2015.

The college received £1.2 million in funding towards the project from the Skills Funding Agency.

Vice Principal Andrew Fairest said: “The college is delighted that this development will enable us to continue to provide world class facilities for our students.”