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New Worthing College plans

Text of New Worthing College plans

  • About this exhibition Welcome to our exhibition relating to Worthing Colleges plans to move from our existing site on Bolsover Road to a new campus at the Warren on Hill Barn Lane.

    Worthing College sees the delivery of new buildings as being very important to the continued success of the College and previous attempts to secure improvements have been unsuccessful, most recently following the loss of financial support from the Learning and Skills Council in 2009 due to oversubscription of their national funding programme.

    No significant funding will be available from the Government for the foreseeable future; consequently Worthing College intends to sell its Bolsover Road site and a small part of the Warren to their development partner Barratt Osborne Worthing LLP, whose residential development on both sites will enable Worthing Colleges relocation.

    This is one of the first proposals of its kind in the UK where Worthing College will fund its relocation through the receipt of private capital from the sale of their current campus, and a small area of the Warren.N

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    ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

    We are keen to hear your views on the proposals and encourage you to complete a comment form and leave us with your feedback. All comments are important to us and will be carefully considered ahead of the submission of any planning applications.

    Our development team is also on hand to discuss the proposals and answer any questions that you might have.

    Bolsover Road Site Location Plan

    The Warren Site Location Plan

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  • A Vision for the future At Worthing College, students come first.

    Worthing College is a popular place for 16-19 year-olds in the Worthing, Littlehampton, Angmering, Lancing and Shoreham areas to study. The college offers the largest range of A level and Level 3 BTEC courses in our local area along with a wide range of Level 2 and Level 1 BTEC, GCSE and ESOL courses.

    And for keen sports people, the Academy of Sport offers unrivalled opportunities to combine sporting success with academic achievement.

    Worthing College provides local young people with the qualifications and skills they need for the future, making a major contribution to the education and training needs of our community.

    Our mission is to provide: Opportunity - with a curriculum

    designed to meet the needs of students

    Achievement making teaching and learning a top priority

    Success - working in partnership with students to meet their needs

    Progression helping students make the right move for their future growth

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    A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

    In recent years the College has grown and now has more than 1,700 students including international students and 240 staff. As Worthing College is such a popular choice, we need to plan for our future.

    Currently we are short of space on the 13 acre site we occupy at Bolsover Road and growth has meant we have had to turn to temporary accommodation.

    The current buildings are of relatively poor quality, are not the right size and there is a lack of basic facilities for sport, drama and social space. In addition there is an extensive backlog of maintenance work required that is very expensive.

    In the long term this is not acceptable for our students and we need more space to renew our teaching, sport, drama and social facilities.

    The simple truth is we have both outgrown and exhausted our current home and that is why we are proposing to develop the Warren site.

    Our young people deserve the best educational experience we can offer

    Worthing Colleges current campus

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  • Why Choose the WArren site? The Warren site will enable Worthing College to offer a learning environment for students and staff with state of the art facilities that are fit for a 21st Century education.

    It represents an investment in post 16 education of 21 million and the chance to improve the qualifications and skill levels of young people at a critical time for the local economy.

    The 18 acre site will provide large size teaching rooms, extensive outdoor space, sports pitches, access to the South Downs and space for future expansion.

    The new facilities at the Warren will be created from refurbishing and re-modeling existing buildings offering Worthing College a unique opportunity that does not exist at any other site in Worthing.

    They will include a range of very good sized classrooms, laboratories, vocational rooms and Learning Centres.

    The extensive site will allow for two new refectories/coffee bars for students and staff as well as a larger nursery, library, fitness suite and Performing Arts Centre.N

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    There will also be opportunities to develop a major community facility which could include evening classes and lettings and hirings for a range of community uses

    College Principal, Peter Corrigan, said: This scheme will provide superb new facilities in a prestigious site in Worthing which will largely be retained in its existing form and layout. The scheme will meet the education and training needs of young people in Worthing for generations to come and be a key part of local regeneration.

    Our students deserve the best and the Warren gives them a prestigious location that will inspire staff and students as well as raise aspirations.

    The New Worthing College

    Our young people deserve the best educational experience we can offer

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  • the neW fACilities Visual ArtsThe new Visual Arts Centre will include open plan studios in Fine Art, Graphics, Photography and Media Studies. There will be darkrooms and media editing suites as well as a Learning Centre. The new facilities will allow all Visual Arts disciplines to be located together and gain all the benefits of working alongside each other.

    Performing ArtsThe new Performing Arts Centre will include a Drama Studio, classrooms, a Dance Studio, showers and toilets, a Green Room and an area for making and storing props.

    Science and MathematicsThe new Science and Mathematics area will provide large laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics and Applied Sciences. The large Mathematics teaching area will meet the needs of the Mathematics Centre of Excellence and the Mathematics Academy.

    Sport at the new CollegeThe new site will include two sports pitches, a multi gym, changing facilities and access to the Rotary and Hill Barn playing fields. The Planning Application will also include a floodlit Netball/Tennis facility which will not be built immediately.

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    The College will continue to work closely with Worthing Borough Council utilising sports facilities at Worthing Leisure Centre.

    In addition Worthing College intends to make its sports facilities, dance studio and other amenities available for use by the local community.

    Student Services and Social SpaceThe new College will have two cafeterias, a multi gym, student parking and changing rooms, and there will be a large library with an integrated student services area including a College shop, Student Advice and Support, Finance Services and Examinations. There will also be a Health and Wellbeing Centre.

    Transport and AccessVery few of our students drive as they are too young, havent passed their test or do not have a car, however there will be student parking on site and we will be encouraging cycle use. The roundabout at the Warren will be considered to facilitate car, bicycle and pedestrian access. The previous owner had 609 car parking spaces on site. Worthing College proposes 200 car parking spaces, including disabled spaces, along with spaces for motorcycle and bicycle parking.

    Proposed College Ground Floor Layout Plan

    Perfprming arts at Worthing College

    Creative / Performing Arts Building

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  • In order to make Worthing Colleges plans a reality an area of the Warren would be sold to the Colleges development partner Barratt Osborne Worthing LLP for residential development.

    The site at the Warren is suitable for approximately 35 homes, currently comprising: A one-bedroom coach house 9 two-bedroom apartments 13 five-bedroom detached houses 8 four-bedroom detached houses 4 four-bedroom semi-detached houses

    The homes will be built to level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and incorporate a 10% renewable energy provision. Each apartment will be served by a designated parking space plus one visitor space per two apartments, and each house will be served by three or four spaces. The access will be through Worthing Colleges car park.

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    View of the Proposed Development

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  • the WArren trAnsport TransportAs part of the proposals a comprehensive transport assessment is being prepared considering the current status of local roads and the predicted future impact that may occur with Worthing Colleges relocation.

    When compared to the