The centre will allow the college to fill the skills needs of employers in the digital and hi-tech sectors. These employers provide jobs for local students, including at higher levels, through delivery of foundation and honours degrees alongside higher and degree apprenticeships.
The building layout will mirror a production business environment, with zones for:
- manufacturing and production, including workshops and studios
- design and technical, including design suites
- encouraging and supporting employer collaboration with students
- more traditional activities, such as lecture theatres.