Plans to boost the student experience at the Nuneaton Campus of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) have taken a step forward with the submission of a detailed planning application for land that has been ear-marked for housing.
The college has been working on plans with SevenHomes which specialises in high-quality private housing for rent, sale, and shared ownership. The project is set to secure the long-term future of the college through a significant upgrade to its facilities.
Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said,
“This marks an important milestone in our plans to invest in improving our college, ensuring that students at our Nuneaton Campus have access to the contemporary learning environments that they deserve and benefit from the same high standard facilities already available at our other campus locations.
“The funds raised from the sale of this surplus land on campus will create exciting modern facilities that will help to unlock the full potential of technical skills, across all industries, based on an enhanced digital capability. Our aim is to ensure that all students, now and in the future, as well as the local community, and local and regional businesses, benefit from our vision.”
Highlights of the campus redevelopment include:
- State-of-the-art engineering and automotive skills including five brand-new workshops where students can gear up for completely new careers driven by the electric revolution.
- High quality all-weather 3G sports pitch, developed in partnership with Sport England and the Football Foundation, to support the sport curriculum and provide recreational opportunities for students.
Parking provision will ensure that college staff, students and visitors have plenty of space to park at no charge minimising any impact on the surrounding residential area.
Marion Plant added, “The future prosperity of our town and our region depends on a commitment to investing in the development of high-quality skills. We aim to deliver vastly improved technical facilities, new courses fit for the digital world, enhanced teaching spaces capable of accommodating increases in student numbers, and a flexible and adaptable learning experience that is resilient to the disruption of pandemics and any future challenges.
“It is time that our Nuneaton Campus benefits from the investment it needs, so that our students are in the best place to contribute to the growth of the UK economy. We are confident that our plans will now enable us to deliver the 21st century learning environment that is vital to our future success and prosperity.”
Richard Hodson, Head of Planning at SevenHomes said:
“We’re really pleased to be able to bring forward this detailed application for a development that will be of huge, direct benefit to both the college and surrounding communities through enhanced amenity provision, as well as the introduction of sensitively planned and much needed new homes for the area.”