On Friday 11 July, Bill Rammell, MP for Harlow and Minister of State, Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, officially opened four new buildings at Harlow College designed by AD Architects.
These were Building C (‘Harmony’ Hair & Beauty salons and Science Centre), Building E (Performing Arts Centre with 120 seat theatre, dance and drama studios, performance and rehearsal spaces), Building L (Sixth Form Centre, Hospitality teaching area with 35 cover restaurant and kitchens, and 250 seat student refectory) and Building I (Construction Centre including brickwork workshop and specialist areas for carpentry, plumbing and electrical).
On the opening of these buildings, Bill Rammell commented: “I was delighted to open these new buildings at Harlow College. These new state of the art facilities are a graphic demonstration of the massive capital investment this Government has delivered to Further Education colleges. In 1997, there was not one penny in the mainstream capital FE budget, today there is £700 million each year. I am really pleased these excellent facilities are available to students locally.”
Colin Hindmarch, Principal of Harlow College, had these encouraging words: “The College aims to achieve excellence in all that it does and this relies on our students being successful. As modern high quality buildings and accommodation are important in helping students to be successful, it is with great pleasure that the college formally opens its new facilities.”