Brighton MET Central Campus (Pelham) To Reopen on Monday 17 April

Brighton Metropolitan College is pleased to confirm the Central Brighton (Pelham) campus will re-open, as planned, on Monday 17 April 2023.

The college’s contractors have completed emergency building rectification work, which means students and staff will be able to return to the campus for the start of term.

The completion of these rectification works means work can begin on the second phase of the planned redevelopment of the site, which will also commence on Monday.

This will see the tower undergo a re-cladding and re-glazing transformation and is the next part of the campus redevelopment project after the opening of the first phase in 2021.

The work is fully funded by the Department for Education and will address the condition of the tower, improving environmental performance and providing improved learning spaces for students and staff.

Paul Riley, Principal of Brighton MET said: “I’d like to express my gratitude to the team who have worked tirelessly to ensure we could reopen after the Easter break.

“I’d also like to thank our students and staff for their patience and understanding when we needed to close the campus at short notice to carry out these emergency works. It’s never an easy decision to close a campus, and we would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the disruption this caused.

“Work now begins on the second phase of our redevelopment, which is essential to ensure we can continue to provide our students with first class learning facilities.

“There will be some disruption while work takes place, which we will aim to keep to a minimum during term-time.”

The project to re-clad and re-glaze the tower is expected to take around 18 months, with a completion date targeted for September 2024.

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