New Learning and Technology Centre celebrated with tree planting at Colchester Institute’s Braintree campus

A tree planting morning was held at our Braintree campus on Friday 15th November in order to celebrate the completion of our latest multi-million pound development.  The new Learning and Technology Centre opened to students this month. Eleven trees were planted by representatives from companies supporting the project including Varsity Consulting, Cadman Construction, MCW Architects, Consibee, Max Fordham and TDR Groundworks. Representatives rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in to dig and plant their own company tree. Each tree was donated and will leave a lasting memory of their contribution to the building with their company name inscribed.

The fabulous new £5m facility forms stage 3 of the Colleges four-year accommodation masterplan that will transform learning opportunities for Braintree residents. The College continues to develop new learning opportunities in a range of vocational areas including strong support for the STEM industries, working closely with employers to gauge the type of skills they are looking for in a potential candidate. The new state-of-the-art facilities on campus are now fit to train the next generation of workers for rewarding careers in the Braintree District and across Essex.  The project was partly funded by SELEP and Essex County Council.

Natalie Hines, Director of Capital Projects and responsible for delivery of the scheme, said “We are delighted with the wonderful new facility, that genuinely can claim to be one of the best vocational facilities in the region.  The project team worked superbly well with our main contractor, Cadman Construction and this is evident from the high standard in all the finishes throughout the building”

The College is looking forward to welcoming guests at its official opening in January alongside the next Open Event taking place on Monday 20th January 2020.