Capel Manor College’s ‘Unlocking Potential’ project gets green light for £9 million transformation at Mottingham Campus
Capel Manor College has secured funding to create new, state-of-the-art education facilities at its Mottingham Campus.
The College’s ‘Unlocking Potential’ project has been granted planning consent and is being 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.
The project will transform the College’s facilities and significantly improve the energy efficiency of the campus, as it strives towards a zero carbon footprint, supporting the GLA’s ambition for London to reach net-zero carbon by 2030.
This significant investment 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’.
The project will benefit over 600 people, including students, apprentices and College staff that study or work at the Mottingham Campus. A total of £8.5m will be spent on the new build, and a further £0.5m will be invested in new equipment and resources.
The ‘Unlocking Potential’ project will enable the College to deliver T Levels in Animal Care and Management starting in September 2024. T Levels are a new two-year qualification for post-GCSE students aged 16 to 19 and are equivalent to 3 A levels. T Levels are part of government reforms to help address the skills gap, and provide a clear range of options after GCSE. All courses have been developed with leading employers in the relevant industries to ensure that young people gain the essential knowledge and skills that businesses need.
Capel Manor College’s Vice Principal, Denise Lloyd, said, “The T Level curriculum offers a huge opportunity for prospective students and local employers to support and develop the skills of our future workforce in London. This is an exciting time for London.”
You can watch a live stream of the Mottingham Campus construction via the College’s YouTube channel here.