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Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus

Colleges for the Future

In response to the Spending Review and National Infrastructure Strategy the outlook for the further education sector is looking brighter.


The government’s commitment to boosting skills with additional Capital Spending and the Levelling Up Fund will help our young people, communities and college sector.

The recent publication of the Governments White Paper on the Further Education Capital Transformation Fund has clarified how FE Colleges can apply for investment to tackle poor condition across their estates. The deadline for the first stage for applications is 15 March 2021.

The College for the Future Report was undertaken by an Independent Commission of sector experts to understand what the UK needs from the FE College sector now and from 2030 onwards. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing our thoughts on the key themes developed throughout the report through a series of blogs.

Our role as Architects with expert and specialist knowledge and experience of the Further Education College sector is to understand these themes and issues and work with our further education College clients to develop Estate Strategies and buildings that are both sustainable and provide flexibility of use to help support Colleges provide this aspiration.

At Ellis Williams our expert team has been working with further education colleges providing specialist advice, high-quality masterplans and architectural designs creating learning environments that empower people with opportunities for lifelong learning and support and strengthen every community’s sense of place. As such we are well placed to support Colleges in applying for this Funding and creating a vision for how the FE estate can develop to meet today’s challenges.

Please get in touch if you would like any more information on 01928 752200.


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