Carville Building

New from January 2023!

We are thrilled to announce that from January 2023, the newest addition to our fantastic campus will be opening its doors to students and staff.

The Carville Building is a modern, spacious facility comprising 12 state-of-the-art classrooms and will be the new home for Business, Economics and Criminology.

Peter Symonds College was delighted to have secured £3.8 million in grant funding from the Department of Education, as part of a new £83 million investment in post-16 providers. Thirty-nine post-16 providers have been allocated a share of the multi-million pound fund.

At the end of June 2022, the beginning of this exciting construction project was traditionally marked by the College’s Principal breaking the ground. She said: ”This funding allows us to respond to the changing needs of our students and developments in the curriculum we offer, enabling us to provide facilities with the latest technology and equipment to ensure we continue to deliver an outstanding teaching and learning experience for local young people.

“It is important to us that our students have the very best learning environment possible and I am delighted that we have been awarded this funding towards the building of a much-needed flexible teaching block.”

Designed to align with the College’s sustainability targets, the Carville Building includes installation of an energy-efficient heat recovery system and a solar panel system to offset the building’s electricity use, among many other measures to achieve BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Excellent ratings.

Very soon, we’ll be able to welcome students, staff and visitors to our fabulous new facility and we can’t wait for you to see it!