Cutting edge plans for new college facilities

Lancaster and Morecambe College.
Lancaster and Morecambe College.

New £1.5m hairdressing and beauty salons will open at Lancaster and Morecambe college next year.

The new facilities are part of the ongoing £12m redevelopment of the Morecambe Road campus.

The college has secured funding for the redevelopment of office space into the state-of-the-art salons, which will offer new advanced treatments and extended opening hours.

The college has already developed a new Construction and Engineering centre which opened last September.

The centre runs off solar energy and has automatic windows which open at the same time when necessary.

It includes inside and outside workspace for the students and new classrooms.

A total of £7m has been spent on the Construction and Engineering Centre and The Hexagon learning centre as part of the first phase of the college’s redevelopment.

The Hexagon learning centre has been totally refurbished and is a hub for students to study and hang out.

Natalie Bird, communications and events officer at Lancaster and Morecambe College said: “Our next project, which will be completed in September this year, is the lounge which will be a modern food, shop and social place. There will be seating for 220 students to come and have lunch.The business and conference centre hosts business events and has conference facilities where we recently held our apprenticeship event.

“We just want people to know what we can do and what we can offer. We want a nice, new, modern college and we want it to look different and better.” The Heysham to M6 link road which is situated next to the college will be completed in 2016.