Cardinal Newman College sees £2.6million buildings and revamp open

Posted on - 28th October, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Schools
Cardinal Newman College's new building

Cardinal Newman College’s new building

A major extension to a Preston college’s city campus has been completed.


The St Francis building at Cardinal Newman College has cost £2.6million for the four-storey structure.

Alongside the new building a two-storey extension to the St Mary’s building and a five-storey expansion of the St Cecilia Building have also taken place.

The new building includes seminar rooms, study areas and fully equipped IT suites.

Nick Burnham, principal at Cardinal Newman College, added: “The brand new St Francis Building is a wonderful new addition to the College’s already fantastic facilities.

“The expansion comes as the College is also expanding its provision into HE courses, including School Direct, an Initial Teacher Training programme and Foundation Degree courses in Teaching & Learning Support and Early Years.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with how the development has gone and are thrilled with our new building.”

Inside the new look building at Cardinal Newman

Inside the new look building at Cardinal Newman

The work on the new buildings has been completed by Bamber Bridge-based Eric Wright Construction.

John Wilson, managing director at Eric Wright Construction, said: “Cardinal Newman College has an outstanding reputation for delivering exceptional teaching and student experiences and these state-of-the-art facilities will bolster academic opportunities for generations to come.

“Colleges are now working extremely hard to ensure their facilities stand tall above the competition and this third phase, along with all previous and future works, will certainly make it stand out to potential students.”

Do you study at the college? What do you think of the new building? Do you teach there? Let us know in the comments below

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