Major investment in Science & Technology for Brockenhurst College
Posted on: 14th July 2014
As part of an £118 million investment scheme for enterprise development across the region, Brockenhurst College has secured major funding to provide exceptional new facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths on its Brockenhurst main campus.
The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured the funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund to support economic growth and investment in key infrastructure projects across Surrey and Hampshire, capitalising on the skills and innovation in the Sci:Tech corridor.
In its pursuit of even greater development in Science and Technology and to ensure its position as a leader in Further Education, the College is also collaborating with industry leader IBM and the world-renowned University of Southampton to develop its technological provision.
Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “This is an exciting step forward for the future of Brockenhurst College as we celebrate our centenary year. This substantial investment and our collaboration with IBM and the University of Southampton will ensure that our students are able to benefit from the very best facilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths; this in turn will provide employers in these vital industries across the region with the workforce they need to succeed. Brockenhurst has always continued to develop to the benefit of its students and its local community, so I am delighted by this announcement and now look forward to developing detailed plans to fully realise this opportunity for Brock’s future students.”
Geoff French, Chair of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, commented: “This funding is excellent news for the Enterprise M3 area. Not only will it strengthen the investment in training, helping young people to capitalise on the area’s science and technology credentials, but it also reinforces the confidence government has in our ability to action the various projects we have received funding for. We hope the investment in skills and education will help to create business leaders and innovators of the future.”