New Banbridge Campus - Opened 2020
The new campus at Banbridge opened its doors to welcome its first cohort of students in September 2020. The state-of-the-art building features approximately 4,500 sq.m. of outstanding new learning facilities, including a dedicated Learning Resource Centre and an innovation hub.
The new campus is a designated Centre for Multimedia and Digital Design, promoting learning excellence and skills development with the latest technology and educational resources, offering a wide range of full-time and part-time courses through to degree level. The Centre for Multimedia and Digital Design will enable students to experience a real working environment within this sector, working on live industrial design briefs and projects which reflect best practice in this field of expertise.
Our construction journey began when the new campus project was granted full planning permission in 2017 with a cost of up to £15m to complete.
In March 2018, the College received formal notification of the new build’s funding arrangements from the Department for the Economy ensuring that the new multi-million pounds educational campus remained on track for completion in 2020.
The principal contractor for the new Banbridge Campus was O’Hare & McGovern Ltd. and were appointed in October 2018, creating 150 jobs onsite. During the construction phase of this project, the existing curriculum and student service delivery remained in the old campus building as the new campus was being developed on the existing site. The construction of this campus was completed on time, on budget whilst facing many challenges which included the COVID-19 global pandemic.
For more information on the range of courses and services delivered at this campus, please contact our Campus Services Team on:
T: 0300 123 1223