The Government is investing £110m through the Skills Funding Agency which will be more than matched with £302m investment from colleges.
The funding is the third phase of the Enhanced Renewal Grant (ERG3) which has contributed £330m since May 2010, supporting over £1bn of investment in college buildings across England.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “These projects will transform the learning environment for thousands of students across the country, providing them with state-of-the-art facilities and modern resources that will help them fulfil their potential.”
Successful bids for funding include:
- South Essex College of Further and Higher Education has raised almost £40m which will be combined with nearly £3 million grant support to build a new town centre site where Skanska is main contractor.
- A new £4m agriculture building at Bridgwater College in Somerset.
- A new £7.7m creative industries building at Kingston College
- £8.1m on refurbishing the campus and building new arts facilities at Burton and South Derbyshire College.
Kim Thorneywork, Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency, said: “This additional funding demonstrates the Government’s continued commitment to the further education estate allowing students to grow and flourish in an exciting, inspirational, modern learning environment in the heart of the local community.”
All new projects are expected to be ready to use by September 2014.
To see the full list of schemes click here