£2.6m teaching block brings drama to life for John Leggott College students in Scunthorpe
A £2.6 million teaching block has been opened to students at Scunthorpe's John Leggott College.
Performing arts, ICT, geography and English classrooms all form part of the two-storey, 1,738 square metre building.
The new building also includes a professional performance studio and sound booths.
One of the college's old teaching buildings was demolished in the summer of 2011 to make way for the new building and temporary accommodation was set up in other areas of the college site while work took place.
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And students are now using the state-of-the-art new facilities every day for their studies, to the joy of senior management.
College principal David Vasse said: "This is an exciting time at John Leggott College, as we unveil a state-of-the-art building which features 16 classrooms, a 150-seat world class drama studio and a specialist facility for music and music technology, including a recording studio
"We pride ourselves on providing facilities which ensure young people from across the region have the best possible facilities to learn in and are suitably prepared for employment and higher level education and training.
"Our plans for this project were ambitious but I am delighted that our vision for these quality teaching and learning spaces has become a reality that both staff and students can enjoy using from the start of the academic year."
The new building has lower running costs than its predecessor and is designed to have a low carbon footprint, with features including solar panels to heat water, an air source heat pump and rain water harvesting system.
Since losing funding for a completely new rebuild of its campus in 2009, the college has invested more than £4 million on improving its facilities.
Developments include extending the library and photography teaching space, heating improvements, the creation of a new centre for student services and a new seminar room for quiet study.