Uxbridge College has been awarded a grant towards the cost of its latest building project.
The money from the Skills Funding Agency will help fund the £6.5m project to create a more modern and spacious campus on the Uxbridge site.
The exact amount being awarded to Uxbridge College is to be confirmed, but comes from a total of just under £8m which has been earmarked for projects in the capital. Only four London colleges were successful in their bids for the cash.
The build at the college’s Uxbridge campus includes extra space for staff and students and brings current classrooms and training areas up to date.
When completed the new buildings will house engineering workshops and a larger refectory, and add two floors of classrooms and staff rooms for Health & Social Care training.
Laraine Smith OBE, Principal, said: “This is an excellent boost for Uxbridge College and shows that the Skills Funding Agency values the training and education we offer very highly.
“The grant will help ensure we can continue to develop our estate in line with the needs of young people, adult learners and employers to ensure they are fit for the future.
“We are very pleased that the SFA considers has chosen us as one of a very small number of colleges in London to receive this money towards the development of what we have to offer.”