The expansion of Stamford College’s purpose built Borderville Sports Centre is now complete. The £2.1 renovation extends and upgrades the centre’s already impressive facilities, providing six additional classrooms and a fitness studio.
The campus which currently is home to Stamford College’s Sport, Public Services, Football Academy and (RAF) Air and Defence students, is a shared enterprise between the college and Stamford AFC and since opening has become a well-loved hub of the community offering a superb space for both fitness and education.
Funded jointly by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) and Stamford College, the new exciting space will enable the College to deliver a higher level of qualifications including digitally enhanced training in Sports Science, Health and Social Care and Public Services with plans to offer an additional ten qualifications to be delivered at the centre in 2022.
The state-of-the-art facilities and innovative training will support local business needs in sport, healthcare and public services and benefit at least 220 local employers including Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Police Service.
Since planning approval in October 2019, the Borderville Expansion Project has focussed upon the skills development across several sectors, working in support of local businesses who will partner with the college to develop the new curriculum offer and target education and training opportunities to their current and emerging organisational needs.
Stamford College endeavours to improve and build upon their facilities to ensure students have the best possible training, equipment and space during their time at college. College Principal, Janet Meenaghan, said “we are delighted to see this project come to fruition for the benefit of our students, present and future. The facilities are state-of-the-art and will greatly enhance our students’ learning experience, as well as allowing the College to expand its course offer and respond more fully to local business and community needs.”
More recently the college has received additional funding of £2.14m from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP to create an additional 400 square metres of teaching and learning space for construction students and apprentices allowing the College to create modern, flexible workspaces that reflect the rapid evolution of the construction industry.
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