College of West Anglia Wisbech campus boosted by £6.5 million ‘modern’ and ‘welcoming’ makeover
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College of West Anglia’s Wisbech campus has been given a makeover ready for the start of a new term.
The new look, developed to make the further education college a more ‘modern’ and ‘welcoming’ environment, has welcomed hundreds of eager new students this week.
Transformed over the summer, the Wisbech campus has received extensive investment to improve its facilities in the form of a £6.5 million flagship learning building, which follows a £7.2 million technology centre, which opened in April 2013.
The new teaching centre and refurbished space with its state-of-the-art teaching and IT facilities, is to host health and social care, hair and beauty in their brand new salons, foundation studies, computing and uniformed and public services courses.
There are also new facilities for teaching in English, Maths and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages).
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Additionally, with the aim of making the campus a welcoming hub for both students and staff, there is a brand new main atrium entrance and reception area, an expanded restaurant, social areas and learning resource centre.
Mark Reavell, executive director at COWA, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming our students and staff into these new high quality facilities.
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“We hope that this will be the start of a successful and enjoyable year at college for everyone.”
Jade Martin, a level 3 uniformed and public services student, said: “The new building looks welcoming and very modern. I’m excited to see what the rest of the week holds.”
Another student, Elliot Harrod, said: “There’s a great vibe at the college and the facilities look good! I’m really looking forward to starting.”