Varndean College invites the local community in Brighton & Hove to comment on development proposals to improve their campus for students, as part of a five-year masterplan to improve their educational facilities.
The proposals include new high-quality teaching space, a new entrance building with a café, improved communal space and a new sports hall, which can also be used by local community sports groups. Buildings will be designed with low carbon in mind, and landscape enhancements include tree planting and links to local wildlife corridors.
“We want to enhance our facilities and use our beautiful estate to its best advantage for our students and for our community and keep sustainability at our core,” said Donna-Marie Janson, Principal of Varndean College.
“We will be submitting a planning application later this year, so that we can apply for Government funding grants to improve our buildings and facilities in a phased approach, allowing us to make significant improvements so that we can continue to deliver a superb learning experience for our thousands of young and adult students.”
Proposals will be on display at a drop-in exhibition on Thursday 8th September from 1pm-8pm at Varndean College and online at varndean.ac.uk from 8th to 22nd September.
Varndean College is one of the principal further education providers in Brighton & Hove, providing GCSE, A-Level, vocational qualifications and the prestigious International Baccalaureate to 16-18 year olds, together with adult education course for the local community.