Capel Manor College’s project will see improvements to its Mottingham campus in Mottingham Lane. Part of the construction was live streamed on the college YouTube channel in August.
The college has five campuses across the capital, offering environmental courses like arboriculture, conservation, farming, floristry, garden design, horticulture, landscaping, veterinary studies and zoology.
A live stream from Capel Manor College’s YouTube channel showing the start of the Mottingham campus construction (Picture: Capel Manor College)
The project has been granted planning consent and is being funded with £6million from the Greater London Authority (GLA), £1.1million through the Department of Education’s T-levels capital fund and the remaining £1.9million from the college itself.
Set to improve the energy efficiency of the campus, the project will install air source heat pumps for heating and cooling buildings, as well as solar panels on the roof. A total of £8.5million will be spent on the new build.
A further £500,000 will be invested in new equipment and resources which will allow the college to deliver T-levels in animal care and management from September 2024. T-levels are a new two-year qualification for post-GCSE students aged 16 to 19, and are equivalent to three A-levels.
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.
“The college plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.”
Pictured top: A CGI image showing the entrance of the new build that will cost £9million (Picture: Supplied by Capel Manor College)
Subscribe to Blog via Email
Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:
“A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or, please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ