The planning application for £6M University Technical College Plymouth has recently been made, within eight weeks of appointment on the project.
The fast track project was awarded to Stride Treglown as part of winning the Marine Academy with BAM earlier in the year. This new style University Technical College is one of the new generation of Colleges for students aged 14 to 19 which specialises in technical studies and is sponsored by a university. It offers full time courses which combine practical and academic studies. Employers are involved from the start in shaping the curriculum.
UTC Plymouth is sponsored by Plymouth University, Plymouth College and Plymouth City Council, with the support of local employers including Babcock. We are now progressing the detailed design and the project is due to start on site in September.
You can find more information in the following this is Plymouth articles:
Former Plymouth school site to undergo £7.9m transformation
Design plans for £7.9m technical college on show
and on the UTC Plymouth website www.utcplymouth.org