New images released of Northampton College’s campus under construction in Daventry

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New images showing Northampton College’s Daventry Campus will go on display next week, with prospective students the first in line to see the plans.

The latest artists impressions reveal the proposed look for the multi-million pound building, currently under construction off Badby Road West.

The plans will go on show at the college’s Open Day at the existing Badby Road West campus on Tuesday, February 9 and visitors will be able to see the work already underway to transform the site.

The steel frame that will form the foundation of the new building is due to go up within the next few weeks.

Principal Pat Brennan-Barrett said: “With the construction crew on site, the foundations prepared and the steel frames now being installed, we are on track to ensure that students signing up to Daventry Campus courses this September will benefit from truly exceptional facilities, an exciting new curriculum and a state of the art building that will help students reach and exceed their potential.”

Facilities in the new building will include specialist workshops for engineering and science labs, as well as modern library facilities.

There will be contemporary hairdressing and beauty therapy salons, ICT suites, teaching space for healthcare and childcare plus dedicated provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Northampton College was awarded a £6.5 million Local Growth Fund by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) in January 2015 to fund the purpose-built campus. To make up the rest of the cost of the new building the college decided to sell off part of the Badby Road West site for housing.

Northampton College has now launched an online portal to keep students and local residents up-to-date on the project’s progress. There is also a live webcam, capturing the new build as it takes shape. For more information visit www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/facilities/1184-daventry_campus.html

The Daventry Campus open event on Tuesday, February 9 will run from 3.30pm to 6pm.

To find out more ahead of the open day email enquiries@northamptoncollege.ac.uk or call 0300 123 2344.