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15th Aug, 2022

Stratford College to receive multi-million pound facelift

A MULTI-MILLION pound project will see Stratford College receive a major make-over.

The £8.25million refurbishment will include rebuilding, an overhaul for others, and new specialist equipment.

Spokeswoman Lindsey Stewart said the project, which will take around four years to complete, would create facilities ‘second to none in Warwickshire’.

The news comes shortly after the first anniversary of the merger between Stratford College and Solihull College & University Centre.

The Alcester Road college was in turmoil two years ago when it had to bailed out by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) after Lloyds Bank refused to provide temporary financial support. The college started searching for a possible merger partner before agreeing a deal with Solihull College.

Principal John Callaghan said: “Following the merger a year ago, we stated that we wanted to review Stratford’s curriculum offer and to ensure our excellent staff enjoyed the same terms and conditions across the merged college, and we have achieved both tasks in less than a year.

“The final part of the curriculum-led recovery is to provide excellent general and specialist learning environments and we are excited to get started.

“Stratford deserves a fantastic college and we aim to step up to the mark. We will be consulting with staff, students and key stakeholders about our exciting plans and we hope to start work in the summer subject to planning permission.”

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