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National College for Motorsport plans £1.5m expansion

Tresham College's motorsport training centre grows specialist facilities for 240 extra students

Posted by Stephanie Broad | July 25, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

A brand new, purpose-built, £1.5m facility for the National College for Motorsport will be based in the heart of British motorsport racing at Silverstone. 

Project Managers, Architects and Quantity Surveyors, GSSArchitecture, have worked closely with Tresham College of Further and Higher Education and the landlord, MEPC, to develop the scheme, which is currently on site and scheduled for completion in September 2016. 

Run by Tresham College, the National College for Motorsport currently trains full-time students and apprentices from across the UK for a career in the Motorsport and High Performance Engineering industries at one of the UK’s most prestigious venues. Past students have gone on to work with a range of motorsport champions across the world, including Formula One teams Lotus, Red Bull, Force India, Manor and Mercedes. 

The new 7,500 sq. ft. facility will provide fully equipped workshops and classrooms, which GSS have designed, to ensure that the space is suitable to combine both the practical and theoretical training of students and apprentices in the motorsport industry.

The development is part of an initiative to increase the specialist skills training available to an additional 240 students by 2021.

 

David Higham, Vice Principal at Tresham, stated: “We are really pleased to be able to expand our motorsport training provision so we can welcome additional full-time students and apprentices from across the world to benefit from the specialist training that we provide at the National College for Motorsport. Our industry-experienced staff work alongside race teams to design the curriculum for our students and apprentices to ensure that they are work-ready and progress well with their future employers.”    

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