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29.08.14

Work set to begin on £8m Derby UTC

Work is set to begin on the development of the £8m Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC), after planning permission was granted by Derby City Council.

BAM Construct UK will build the facility on Locomotive Way, Pride Park, which has been designed by Maber Architects.

The UTC will open in September 2015 for the first intake of students in years 10 and 12 - providing young people with the skills needed in engineering and manufacturing, including the rail industry.

UTC partners include the University of Derby, Rolls-Royce Plc, Bombardier, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and Derby City Council.

Once up and running, the UTC will have capacity for up to 600 young people aged 14 to 19. They will study core GCSEs, A levels and engineering qualifications enhanced by project-based learning, work placements, employer site visits and industry expert lectures.

Philip Morris, Derby Manufacturing UTC Principal Designate, said: “With planning permission agreed, we are looking forward to seeing the building develop.

“We already have a number of young people who have submitted expressions of interest for joining Derby Manufacturing UTC next September and applications are now being taken and formalised for our first cohort of students in year 10 and year 12.”

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