South Birmingham College has invested £2.5 million in extensive refurbishment works to improve its facilities for students.
Over the summer three of the Beacon College campuses have been undergoing work to improve and update them ready for the students’ arrival for the new academic year in September.
All the work is being carried out by local and regional businesses, ensuring that the community is also benefitting from the refurbishment. Among the workers are many past and current students who are now employed by industry employers in the area.
In Hall Green, the front entrance of the college is being redesigned with the aim of providing an impressive reception area.
Within the building, classrooms are being refurbished and later in the year there are plans to redesign and improve Cambrai Gardens – a public area neighbouring the campus.
In Digbeth, the media facilities will be updated and a new production suite will be installed.
There will also be an additional lecture theatre.
At the construction campus in Bordesley Green a new training hub will be opened which will offer courses in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors, such as grey water harvesting and solar cell installation.
Principal Mike Hopkins said: “We are very lucky that in a time of austerity we have been able to make such a significant capital investment in our estate. These works will improve the students’ experience at the college.”