Grand opening for college campus

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Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GB MET) was proud to hold the grand opening of the first phase of redevelopment of its Central Brighton Campus on Friday 24 September. The project has been partially funded by a grant from the Coast to Capital LEP.

The new building was officially opened by guest of honour, Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, in front of staff and distinguished guests from the local community.

The ceremony began with speeches from Stuart Eatock, Managing Director of the project's architects, ECE, and Russell Miller, Director of Willmott Dixon  They were followed by Sue Berelowitz, Chair of Governors for GB MET.

Caroline Lucas MP, said, “It was a real honour to officially open this stunning new development and pay tribute to everyone who has played a role in this project.

“These new and refurbished buildings will create cutting-edge teaching facilities located in the heart of Brighton’s creative, digital and IT cluster.

“GB MET and colleges like them are hugely valuable community assets which drive social mobility and give students the opportunity to make the most of their talents and fulfill their ambitions.  

“The work GB MET does to prepare students for the life after their studies is invaluable too, including apprenticeships and industry placements, working with local businesses to give students the opportunities to put their learning into practice. These courses develop technical skills and enable students to leave their studies with some real-world working experience and, crucially, to make connections with local people already working in their field.  

These new facilities will widen that offer for people of all ages to continue to pursue education at different stages in their lives.”

Guests were invited to tour the new state-of-the-art facilities for hair & beauty and creative industries courses, where students showcased the new areas with demonstrations. Catering students were also on hand to serve refreshments throughout the event.

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