Scarborough TEC has recently unveiled the plans for a new Engineering & Construction building to be located at the Filey Road campus and is part-funded by the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.
Scarborough TEC opened its doors to its first cohort of students at Filey Road in September 2017, following a relocation and rebranding from the former Yorkshire Coast College, which was based across two campuses in Scarborough; at Lady Edith’s Drive and Valley Bridge Parade.
The proposed development is currently subject to planning permission, which has been applied for with a decision expected shortly, and will see the building of a dedicated Engineering & Construction centre, following the completion of Phase 1 works in September 2017, which focused on transferring vocationally focused facilities associated with the Visitor & Service Economies and Creative Industries together with associated staff and support services.
The project comprises of the construction and delivery of Phase 2 that will see the final transfer of the existing Lady Edith Drive facilities, which includes vocational courses in Engineering and Construction. This process will enhance the quality and provision the college offers with planned completion by late 2018.
Ann Hardy, Principal of Scarborough TEC, explained: “It has always been our aim to consolidate all of our provision onto one site and, once the works are completed, this means that all of our courses will be delivered from one, centrally-located campus at Filey Road.
“Our vision for Scarborough TEC to be a leading education and training provider in our region saw us relocate the majority of our services last September and this is the exciting next step in our journey.
“Our staff and current students at Filey Road have had an incredibly positive reaction to their new campus and I have no doubt that our Construction and Engineering staff and students will feel exactly the same once the move has taken place.”
The design incorporates specialist vocational spaces for Engineering & Construction provision with additional facilities for flexible learning, encompassing practical and theory within designed spaces.
The new building, which is proposed to be one storey, will be used by students and staff undertaking and teaching a variety of vocational courses within the Engineering & Construction industries. The building is proposed to include;
- Electrical workshop
- Engineering workshop
- Fabrication & welding workshop
- Plumbing workshop
- Brickwork workshop
- Joinery workshop
- Joinery Machine Workshop
- Motor Vehicle Workshop
- Internal Material Store
- Ventilated Material Store
- Plant Room
Other current Engineering & Construction provision is planned to take over existing spaces at the Filey Road campus.