Extension to further education college in town centre location, built to BREEAM Excellent
- Third and final part of college expansion
- Provides teaching for health and beauty
- Sustainability features include Topdek roof for improved insulation
- BREEAM Excellent
- 30 per cent energy savings achieved against other similar property
Willmott Dixon continues its role updating and enhancing facilities across Oldham with Block C, a new three-storey college extension that specialises in health, beauty, travel and tourism.
The 2,400 square metre building is the final stage of a three phase upgrade for college accommodation, delivered while the rest of the college remained operational.
See timelapse of the college being built
A focus on beauty and vocational training
Providing a regional training hub for the Hair & Beauty sector, Block C houses its own commercial salon for the students to practice and learn their trade. There are also 17 new classrooms designated to Travel & Tourism, Sport & Uniformed Public Services learning; providing the region's best facilities for training in these important areas.
Completing Block C at the college was the final element of a major investment by the college in vocational education and part of a wider regeneration of Oldham town centre that also includes the extension of the Metrolink and new leisure facilities that our team have also built.