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Bradford College Awarded £5.8m for Garden Mills Project

Our students will now benefit from state-of-the-art facilities after a multimillion-pound investment from the Higher Education Capital Fund.

The Office for Students announced on the 8th December that Bradford College has been awarded £5.8 million for the Garden Mills project. This will see the building on the College grounds transformed into flexible higher education STEM training and educational facilities for digital, science, and allied health subjects.

We are one of a hundred colleges and universities that have been awarded a share of £432 million to invest over the next three years in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and help level up more opportunities for people to gain the skills they need to progress.

The maximum amount on offer per provider was £5.8 million – an allocation that only five colleges managed to secure, including Bradford College.

“The Garden Mills project is an exciting development that will create cutting-edge facilities for higher-level STEM teaching in one impressive five-storey building and help provide an outstanding student experience.” Said Chris Webb, CEO.

Garden Mills will enhance the College’s existing STEM science and digital facilities located in the David Hockney Building and Advanced Technology Centre (ATC). The plans incorporate two new flexible science laboratories, a prep-room, six higher education digital IT labs, an ophthalmic dispensing suite, clinical suite, a real-life work environment with consulting/testing booths, and a collaboration space alongside academic teaching spaces.

Students benefitting from the funding will have access to high-quality training environments in vital subjects that will help get more people into jobs with higher wages, plug local skills gaps and support
economic growth.

Published: 14th December 2022


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