UK Plans revealed for mega £8.6million health and science centre at college last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The multi-million pound development will include a state-of-the-art laboratory, simulated hospital ward, and domestic home
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Plans for a new health and science centre worth £8.6m have been revealed - intended to 'help cater for increased demand for NHS staff following the pandemic'. Bury College is proposing a new, four-storey extension in the town centre - all to be completed 'within a tight deadline' for teaching ready to begin in September 2022. The building will replace the 'redundant' Peel Health Centre at the junction of Market Street and Angouleme Way, which dates back 1975 and is 'pending demolition'. The building is set to feature a range of state-of-the-art facilities such as a laboratory, simulated hospital ward and simulated domestic home as well as a digital environment and IT suites to support students in their practical learning. Read More Related Articles Elderly lady moved by kindness of young man who told her 'put your shop on my card' at Asda tills Read More Related Articles Police issue warning to vehicle owners following spate of thefts near Bury The huge development will be completed in two stages, according to plans submitted to Bury Council by Mosaic Town Planning on behalf of the college. Funding for the project is supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which will provide £2m of investment, while £1.3m is coming from the Department for Education. The first phase, intended to be completed by autumn 2022, will be the purpose-built centre to support healthcare and digital technologies, offering courses up to degree level. What the teaching facilities at the new compex may look like (Image: Bury College/Mosaic Town Planning) There will also be T-Level centre to support health and digital subjects.
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. "Whilst the development was planned before COVID, it will help to cater for increased demand for NHS staff following the pandemic," reads the application, which states hopes that the centre will give Bury's economy a boost and encourage young people to take up careers in science, and health and social care.
An aerial view of the new building being planned
(Image: Bury College/Mosaic Town Planning)
In the second phase, additional teaching premises required in connection with the improvement of inadequate provision elsewhere within the college will be constructed. The application adds: "There will be a combination of new courses and existing courses currently taught elsewhere within the campus, allowing the reorganisation of existing premises and a sustainable increase in student numbers. "The college currently has approximately 8,000 students and 550 staff in total. Phase 1 will accommodate some 266 students and 14 staff, of which 206 students and 10 staff are already present at the campus. "It is anticipated that Phase 2 will accommodate 196 students and a further 10 staff."
Lisa Matthews, Curriculum Director for Adult Provision and Higher Education at Bury College said: “We are delighted that the planning application has been submitted to support our vision of creating a brand new centre for learning in the heart of Bury. "The development will provide increased opportunities for individuals to study health, innovation and digital technologies from advanced through to degree level. "These are critical employment sectors across Bury and Greater Manchester and we are proud to be expanding our offer to fully embrace them further.”