Enhancing learning space to increase land based skills
Delivery Body: Plumpton College
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £1.93m
Match Funding Contribution: £2.70m
Project Status: Delivering
Summary of Project:
Plumpton is a specialised training and education centre for students that want to gain skills and experience in land based industries such as countryside management, animal management, agriculture, blacksmithing & metal work, food skills and sport. Plumpton is set on 800 hectares and is one of 5 sites run by the college. Located 12 miles north of Brighton, Plumpton College has an extensive reach of students across Sussex via its bus service.
To further extend the colleges provision and to provide the region with the skill set required for future agricultural and land management industries the college want to extend learning space increasing capacity of the college. Local Growth Funds were awarded to this project to create new and refurbish and reconfigure existing learning space, with matched funding being use to enhance and fit out spaces with relevant technology and equipment to benefit learners. This project has supported existing and new learners, staff and enterprises.
In addition to creating/safeguarding jobs, rationalising learning space, whilst supporting enterprises, learners and apprentices. It has also enabled the College to see a reduction in flooding through the refurbishment works.
- 347 jobs/apprentices
- 225sqm of commercial floor space
- 2,015sqm training facilities
- 0.5km of roads
- 278 students