New Mottingham Campus build

Mottingham Campus Development

Capel Manor College's state-of-the-art 'Unlocking Potential' project is well underway at our Mottingham Campus in south London and is set to be complete in October 2024. The build will deliver two cutting-edge learning facilities, complementing our already impressive array of glasshouses, garden spaces, and extensive grounds, along with our diverse animal collection.

With a total budget of £8.5 million, £6 million generously funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA), and an additional £0.5 million having been allocated for the acquisition of new equipment and resources, our Mottingham Campus will enhance the vocational study options available to thousands of students for years to come.

Our passion for providing excellent hands-on learning opportunities in environmental studies was the driving force behind our ambitious plans to develop the teaching, learning and support facilities for students and enhance the gardens and grounds with exciting garden features and animals so it becomes a great place to study and visit.

We invite prospective students to join us in this exciting journey, where education meets the demands of the future, and where the green skills gap becomes a bridge to promising careers. You can visit the campus at our upcoming Open Day

What this development will mean for our students

The transformative changes to our Mottingham Campus will unlock new possibilities for our students. In the heart of London, where the demand for green skills is rapidly growing, we recognise the need to bridge the skills gap and equip our students for success in the ever-evolving industry.

London, a hub of innovation and sustainability, faces a pronounced green skills gap. Our redevelopment initiative aligns with the pressing need to build a workforce skilled in environmental practices and horticultural expertise. Recognising this gap, we are committed to providing an education that not only meets industry standards but exceeds them.

Sustainable design

As London's environmental college, we are passionate that this project significantly improves the energy efficiency of the campus, as we strive towards a zero carbon footprint, supporting the GLA’s ambition for London to reach net-zero carbon by 2030.

With significant investment, the new buildings will feature solar panels on both roofs over a green roof structure. The inclusion of solar panels results in a projected energy saving of 70%, that will help the College make its shift to renewable energy sources as it aims to ‘go green’.

New T Level curriculum

Navigating the future of work, our Animal Care and Management T Level course is a pivotal component of government-led reforms, strategically designed to address the skills deficit and offer viable options to students post-GCSE.

  1. Industry collaboration: Our T Level course is designed in collaboration with industry leaders, ensuring that the curriculum reflects the real-world demands of the green sector.

  2. Essential knowledge and skills: T Levels equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required for success in the contemporary job market, particularly in the burgeoning green industry.

  3. Dynamic alternative to A levels: For those seeking a direct route into the workforce, T Levels offer a dynamic alternative to traditional A Levels, providing a seamless transition into meaningful employment.

Find out more about T Levels here.

New state-of-the-art facilities commemorated at Capel Manor College

On Wednesday 1 May, a plaque was unveiled at Capel Manor College’s Mottingham Campus by the former Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Mike Botting, to mark the first phase of project ‘Unlocking Potential’.

The project has been funded with £6m from the Greater London Authority (GLA), £1.1m through the Department of Education’s T Levels capital fund – as part of its building and facilities improvement grant, and the remaining £1.9m from the College.

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Principal and former Mayor of Bromley at construction siteof new Mottingham Campus

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