Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter
In September 2013, Kirklees College will open a brand new, state-of-the-art campus at the Waterfront Quarter in Huddersfield.
Work is underway on the £74 Million building which will replace the current centre at New North Road.
As one of only thirteen colleges in England given funding by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) now the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), the centre is set to offer first class education and training opportunities.
The development covers 24,000 square metres, will be nine storeys high at its tallest and will achieve a BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) rating of 'excellent' from the Building Research Establishment for its low environmental impact.
Vice Principal, Melanie Brooke said, "We're really excited about the completion of the building. The opening of our new Engineering Centre has had a positive impact on enrolment, and engagement with major employers. We hope the new Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter will have a similar impact, but on an even larger scale."
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Engineering Centre, St Andrew's Road
In August 2012, Kirklees College opened the doors to the specialist engineering and motor vehicle centre on Turnbridge Road, Off St Andrew's Road in Huddersfield.
The Engineering Centre boasts state of the art learning facilities for teaching the most up to date engineering and motor vehicle practises.
The 5,800 square metre building is two storeys high and provides a modern and well equipped facility for maintenance and fabrication workshops, as well as a motor vehicle department. Students will be able to develop their skills in an inspiring learning environment with new classrooms, demonstration areas, offices and excellent student facilities.
The contemporary hi-tech design and finishing will reflect the style and character of the vicinity just off St Andrew's Road.
The Engineering Centre was officially opened in November 2012 by celebrity engineer-inventor Dick Strawbridge. In 2012-2013, applications for engineering and motor vehicle courses were up by 30 per cent. Over 1,000 engineering and motor vehicle including 350 apprentices now pass through the doors every week.
Engineering Timelapse Video
In September 2013, Kirklees College's new Huddersfield and Engineering Centres will open in Huddersfield town centre offering fantastic facilities for a huge range of vocational courses. New build news will keep you informed of the latest developments at these building sites including photos of the buildings taking shape and will keep you up to date on any opportunities that may arise for you to become involved in this exciting new venture.
College on Camera
- 01:50Topping out ceremony March 2011
Kirklees College is building its new Huddersfield Centre at the Waterfront Quarter development in the town. The topping out... [Read More]
- 00:24Visit to new building - Kirklees College Huddersfield Centre
Opening in Sept 2012, this is a short clip showing the work taking place on our new college building which will be based at the... [Read More]
- 02:45Waterfront Quarter - celebration
The college hosted a firework display to celebrate the work that has already been done on its new Waterfront Quarter site.