Multi million pound regeneration of campus

Myerscough's new building
Myerscough's new building

The latest phases of a multi-million pound revamp of Myerscough College’s Bilsborrow campus are underway, as work continues on more state of the art facilities and other improvements.

With the college’s brand new veterinary nursing academy almost complete, preliminary work has now begun on the next project – a state of the art foundation learning centre.

This will compliment the current modern engineering and rural skills buildings that have been completed over the last couple of years. The new complex has a similar exterior design to the surrounding buildings, and will stand where the disused greenhouses are currently situated, between the engineering centre and the Plantworld garden centre.

The greenhouses were decommissioned some time ago after being deemed not fit for purpose anymore.

This week, demolition of the greenhouses on the plot has begun in earnest, starting with the removal of every single pane of glass.

The metal structures are now being dismantled ahead of the site being cleared in readiness for the new build. Work is scheduled to finish on the new foundation learning centre by next Easter.

On the other side of the campus, work is also underway to clear and then demolish the former staff and student dining room, which currently sits near the halls of residence.

The building has been disused since the college opened the new Richmond’s restaurant in 2011. The site will be bulldozed over the next month. Later on in the programme, Myerscough College’s animal academy will triple in size with a £3 million upgrade. Work on that is due to finish in 2015.

The multi million pound regeneration of the Bilsborrow campus has already made significant strides in the past 12 months, with the opening of both a new engineering centre and construction skills centre, as well as the aforementioned state-of-the-art, sector leading veterinary nursing academy.