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Preston’s College new science and technology building nears half-way stage

Posted on - 20th December, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, College, Fulwood, News
L-R - Kier managing director Gary Wintersgill project manager Phil Shepherd Preston's college Governor Ebrahim Batan Principal Lis Smith

L-R – Kier managing director Gary Wintersgill project manager Phil Shepherd Preston’s college Governor Ebrahim Batan Principal Lis Smith

A new science and technology building at Preston’s College is nearing the half-way stage.

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Principal Dr Lis Smith got on the roof of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Centre as it “topped out”.

The £13 million centre is part of a major redevelopment of the Fulwood campus.

Dr Smith said: “STEM subjects play a key role in education and the development of these disciplines will address skills shortages in the region and grow employments opportunities.

“Lancashire is one of the most intensive engineering areas in the UK and the development of the STEM centre is as much in response to local priorities as it is to the needs of our students. STEM careers are highly sought-after and our students will have access to one of the best learning environments available.”

Kier Construction are due to complete the new building during summer 2015 for it to be open in September.

It follows the opening of a £3 million In-Zone building which was opened in September by Preston North & Wyre MP Ben Wallace. In-Zone sits at the heart of the campus and offers advice and support services to students.

Are you a student or staff member at the college? What do you think of the new building? Let us know in the comments below

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