Building futures through campus investments
Birmingham Metropolitan College is investing an incredible £20 million in redeveloping or refurbishing campuses both in Birmingham and in the Black Country, improving facilities and providing state of the art work spaces and classrooms for students and staff.
As the region’s largest FE provider of education, training and apprenticeships, the provision of world class facilities complements the achievements and success rates of students at our award winning college.
Stourbridge College - £5 million development
Our exciting £5 million pound refurbishment of facilities at Stourbridge College is nearing completion with the handover of the fabulous new building expected in February 2015. Local students will benefit from a new reception area as well as meeting spaces, brand new classrooms and a new Centre of Excellence for Early Years, Health & Social Care and IT.
Erdington Skills Centre
We are developing our Skills Centre in Erdington to provide state-of-the-art purpose built facilities including classrooms and workshops, offering an enhanced range of courses for Construction Trades, ESOL and Foundation Learning. We will be working with local community groups such as Connexions and JobCentre Plus to help unemployed people back into work.
We are investing almost £4million, of which £1.33million is grant funded by the Skills Funding Agency. In redeveloping our successful Skills Centre in Erdington we are making a valuable contribution to building futures for students looking for courses and training in the construction trades.
New Foundation Learning Unit in the Black Country
The College has been awarded £540,000 to provide a fully functional independence unit for Foundation Learning students in the Black Country.
The new facilities will allow students with specialist needs to become more independent as well as helping them to develop enterprise and commercial skills leading to increased confidence and progression to education and employment.
James Watt £8.5 Million Investment
Birmingham Metropolitan College is investing £8.5 million in a new Sustainable Energy Centre at its James Watt Campus in Great Barr – generating a whole host of new environmentally-friendly focused courses for students in North Birmingham.
Birmingham Metropolitan College’s Sutton Campus, based in north Birmingham, has been recognised for its design quality and excellence by the Sutton Coldfield Civic Society after picking up the award for 'Best Design' at its recent Annual Design Awards Ceremony.
The Best Design Award is added to other accolades that include the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award for its Matthew Boulton Campus in Birmingham City Centre and the Civic Award for The Academy at Kidderminster's refurbished Piano Building.