New Outdoor Learning Space

A local college has added to its recent large-scale investment at its Braintree Campus by opening a new Greenhouse facility for its students.

Colchester Institute, Braintree Campus, based at Church Lane has built a new outdoor greenhouse with support from Scott Residential, Cornerstone and Wireless Infrastructure Group, two of the UK’s leading mobile infrastructure services companies.

The Greenhouse will support teaching and learning activities on various courses including, those on Foundation Learning Pathways. 

Adam Ward, Assistant Principal at Braintree Campus, said, “This is an excellent addition to our fantastic facilities that are here to provide local people, young and old, with the skills they need to develop a good career in a subject area of their choice. We are very grateful for the contribution from Cornerstone and Wireless Infrastructure Group to enable this build to take place.”

Matthew Collins, Area Head of Foundation and Supported Learning, said, “The Greenhouse compliments the excellent facilities we already have on-site to support our students. With the environment and sustainability firmly on everyone’s mind, our students will be able to get closer to nature which will also support their course work feeding into their final qualification.”

Cornerstone’s Interim CEO, Belinda Fawcett, said, “We are delighted to support this initiative at Braintree Campus as it will help young people achieve their qualifications and support them on their career journey.”

Nigel Moss, COO of Wireless Infrastructure Group, said, “We are delighted to support Colchester Institute in developing the Greenhouse facility to support students in developing their chosen career pathways.”.

The Greenhouse was assembled by the College’s site team, with some groundworks support from Scott Residential, who are building a range of properties on the adjacent site.

The Greenhouse was officially opened on Tuesday 4th October by the Chairman of Colchester Institute, Kevin Prince.