VISIONTAMESIDE

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Phase 1 – Complete

ADVANCED LEARNING CENTRE

PHASE1 - ADVANCED LEARNING CENTRE

PHASE 1 – CLARENDON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

Phase 1 of the Vision Tameside programme is now complete.  

During this phase, the College has constructed two new iconic Centres of Excellence that reflect the changing needs of young people and the Tameside community.

Designed by Architects IBI Taylor Young and located close to the Market Square the first of these buildings, the Advanced Learning Centre, known as Clarendon Sixth Form College provides the latest in learning environments to more than 600 young people. The college opened its doors to students in October 2015.

This development provides students with world class facilities and excellent links to the train, bus and tram transport hubs in the centre of Ashton–under–Lyne. Clarendon Sixth Form College brings together three areas of study – A Levels, Digital and Creative Skills and Performing Arts.

The type of facilities available to students include:

  • State of the art laboratories and flexible modern classrooms equipped with the latest technology
  • Technologically advanced learning resource centres
  • Social spaces for students
  • New media suites, complete with recording studios, radio and TV studios
  • Visual arts spaces for students studying 3D design, ceramics, art, photography and fashion
  • Digital arts spaces for students studying graphics, animation and games design with access to superfast broadband linked to MediaCityUK
  • Performance spaces including:
    200 seat theatre, dance studios, workshop space. The theatre will be used for student performances throughout the year and accommodate touring and community theatre projects.

 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES CENTRE

Phase 1 - Advanced Technologies Centre - Opened September 2016

PHASE 1  – ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES CENTRE – OPENED SEPTEMBER 2016

The second new building for Tameside College in Phase 1 is the Advanced Technologies Centre.

Located on Stamford Street, the Centre is an iconic five storey building providing a cutting edge learning facility to support the growth of advanced engineering and technology in Tameside, supported by local employers and providing higher level skills.

Employers and students have been involved in the design of the workshop and laboratory spaces and the new equipment required to ensure Tameside retains its credentials as the manufacturing hub of Greater Manchester.

Contractors started on site in the spring of 2015 and the new centre opened its doors to students in September 2016.

The type of facilities available to students include:

  • Electronics and Engineering Science
  • Hydraulics
  • CNC and Advanced Manufacturing
  • CAD and CAM
  • Programmable Logic
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Additive Layer Manufacture
  • Medical and Forensic Science Laboratories
  • Computing Laboratories