149 colleges share £50m pot for revamp works – LIST

Aaron Morby 14 years ago
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Local contractors are set for a work windfall after business secretary Vince Cable released £50m to help 149 colleges across England renovate their buildings.

The race is now on for colleges to spend their funding of around £225,000 on improvements in time for the start of the academic year in 2011. (see list below)

The cash is a sop for cuts that caned more ambitious building plans when the Learning and Skills Council’s funding was cut.

Around 16 colleges will get extra Government funds taking their totals up to £1m.

The bids needed to show that the building projects could be completed by September 2011.

Some colleges have received funding based on attracting private finance, which may see larger schemes coming forward later.

Mr Cable said: “In allocating this £50m funding, we have seen some impressive bids come in for ambitious and innovative projects from colleges that are planning for the future.

“Helping colleges modernise their facilities will give them a much-needed boost at a time when education could not be more important and I am glad we have been able to provide them with this support.”

The grants were awarded on the basis of the condition of college facilities, the benefits to learners and ability to regenerate local communities.

    Colleges receiving Renewal Grant

  • Accrington & Rossendale College
  • Askham Bryan College
  • Aylesbury College
  • Barking + Dagenham College
  • Barnfield College
  • Basingstoke College of Technology
  • Bexley College
  • Bicton College
  • Blackburn College
  • Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Bradford College
  • Bridgwater College
  • Brockenhurst College
  • Brooklands College
  • Brooksby Melton
  • Burton College
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • Capel Manor College
  • Carlshalton College
  • Central Bedfordshire College
  • Chelmsford College
  • Chesterfield College
  • Chichester College
  • Cirencester College
  • City College Brighton and Hove
  • City College Norwich
  • City College Plymouth
  • City of Bath College
  • City of Sunderland
  • City of Wolverhampton College
  • Cleveland College of Art and Design
  • College of West Anglia
  • Dearne Valley College
  • Derwentside College
  • Dudley College
  • Eastleigh College
  • Fareham College
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • Fircroft College
  • Grantham College
  • Grimsby Institute
  • Guildford College
  • Hackney Community College
  • Halesowen College
  • Harlow College
  • Harrow College
  • Havering College
  • Henley College
  • Coventry Hereford College of Arts
  • Hereward College
    Hillcroft College
  • Hopwood Hall College
  • Hugh Baird College
  • Hull College
  • Huntingdonshire Regional College
  • Kensington and Chelsea College
  • Kidderminster College Kingston College
  • Kingston Maurward College
  • Lakes College
  • Lancaster & Morecambe College
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Leeds College of Building Lewisham College
  • Loughborough College
  • Lowestoft College
  • Mary Ward Centre
  • Mid Cheshire College
  • Milton Keynes
  • Morley College
  • Moulton College
  • Myerscough College
  • Nescot
  • New College Nottingham
  • New College Stamford
  • New College Swindon
  • Newbury College
  • Newham College
  • North East Worcestershire College
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • North Lindsey College
  • North Nottinghamshire College
  • North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
  • Northumberland College
  • Norton Radstock Oaklands College
  • Oldham College
  • Otley College
  • Oxford Cherwell Valley College
  • Peterborough Regional College
  • PETROC
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Redbridge College
  • Richmond Adult Community College
  • Richmond Upon Thames College
  • Riverside College
  • Rotherham College
  • Runshaw College
  • Ruskin College
  • Salford City College
  • SEEVIC College
  • Shipley College
  • South Downs College
  • South Nottingham College
  • South Tyneside College
  • South Worcestershire College
  • Southgate College
  • Southport College
  • Southwark College
  • Sparsholt College
  • Stafford College
  • Stanmore College
  • Stourbridge College
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Strode College
  • Sussex Downs College
  • Tameside College
  • Telford College of Arts and Technology
  • Thanet College
  • The Bournemouth and Poole College
  • The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
  • The Isle of Wight College
  • Tower Hamlets College
  • Tyne Metropolitan College
  • Uxbridge College
  • Wakefield College
  • West Nottinghamshire College
  • West Suffolk College
  • Weymouth College
  • Wiltshire College
  • Worcester College of Technology
  • Working Men’s College
  • Worthing College
  • Yeovil College

Colleges receiving Enhanced Renewal Grant allocation

  • Cambridge Regional College
  • City College Plymouth
  • College of West Anglia
  • (The) Huntingdonshire Regional College
  • South Tyneside College
  • Working Men’s College

Colleges receiving extra grants for a single project

  • Abingdon and Witney College
  • Amersham and Wycombe College
  • Bedford College
  • Boston College
  • Bury College
  • Calderdale College
  • Carlisle College
  • Craven College
  • Hartpury College
  • Lincoln College
  • Northbrook College
  • Preston College
  • Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
  • South Staffordshire College
  • Waltham Forest College

The Skills Funding Agency is still working with a further five colleges to resolve affordability issues in regards to their receipt of Renewal Grant Funds.

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