Slideshow: £8m revamp for countryside campus

Students and staff are making the most of the new facilities on offer at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus following an £8m revamp.

The Morley based arm of the college has benefited from a new learning and resource centre, student leisure space and classrooms have been developed alongside a new sports hall and outdoor climbing wall for use by students and the local community.

FA-standard football pitches have also been created.

The new facilities are in addition to upgrades at the centre, including an indoor arena at the campus’s equine centre, new agricultural facilities, a new classroom block and pre-school day nursery Little Explorers.

Head of the faculty Eileen Swan said: “These are great new facilities which support students throughout the campus and provide a 21st century learning experience.

“The sports facilities are important for students on the sports and public services programmes but also on such land-based courses as equine and agriculture where fitness and core strength of integral to their skills development.

“They are also available for use by the local community and sports clubs.”

Courses available at the campus include agriculture, animal care, apprenticeships, conservation, dog grooming, horse studies, horticulture, floristry and public services.

The campus is also home to the college’s food hub, selling locally grown and sourced produce and running its own workshops and classes.

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