Work has begun on what will be a brand new state-of-the-art
engineering workshop at the Ashington campus scheduled to be
completed by this summer.
The workshop will house the college's engineering and automotive
courses and will be the training centre for Advanced Manufacturing,
training the sector's future workforce for careers in research and
development, automotive and aerospace industries.
Work has also started on the ground works for a new tractor
workshop and teaching and learning block at the college's Kirkley
Hall campus near Ponteland, both of which are scheduled to be
completed later this year.
Works are being undertaken by infrastructure, support services
and construction group, Robertson who were appointed by the college
In total the investments at both sites will see over 5,000m2 of
brand new and refurbished buildings with state-of-the-art learning
facilities which will include engineering and construction
workshops, hair and beauty salons and a restaurant open to the
public with new landscaping at both sites.
Stuart Cutforth, Principal and Chief Executive at Northumberland
College, said: "We are very excited that the building has begun.
The new facilities will greatly enhance the teaching and learning
facilities for our students and local employers.
"The new engineering workshop will allow the college to provide
training to meet the demands of this growing industry in our
To find out more about Northumberland College and the building
developments visit www.northumberland.ac.uk