EDUCATION Minister Jim Knight has officially unveiled the new £3.5m arts school at Mid-Cheshire College.
The centre, designed by Liverpool-based architects Austin-Smith:Lord, has the latest technology to cater for further and higher education programmes.
Vice-principal Wanda Ford said: “The college has improved significantly during the last few years but many of our buildings are dated and our aim is to provide the very best learning facilities for all of our students.
“We’ve worked closely with the architects and believe the design provides the perfect learning environment for our students.”
One of the building’s most striking features is the double-height studio with floor to ceiling glass which splits into three separate spaces.
It includes six art rooms, two ceramic rooms for pottery, a multi-material room which can be used for a range of artwork, and three specialist IT rooms for to graphic design.
“These are state-of-the-art facilities for the students,” said Chris Wright from Austin-Smith:Lord.
The project is part of a multi-million pound development at Mid-Cheshire College, which will boost sport, beauty, forensic science, adult learning, engineering and construction.
In addition, a further £10m is being spent at Mid Cheshire College’s site in Winsford.