Investment in world class facilities and resources continues
Reaseheath has some of the best specialist facilities and resources in the country, thanks to a continuing £80 million investment across campus.
Over recent years £50 million has been spent on industry standard training facilities and student accommodation, and a further £30 million of new build will be available to students from September 2018. This investment has been support funded by the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.
These facilities are recognised as among the best in the country and their design has been influenced by industry to ensure they meet the future needs of our students and employers.
These superb new facilities include:
Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre (£8 million)
This exciting project has involved an overhaul of our agricultural engineering and motor vehicle departments and will also benefit our agriculture and countryside departments. It will allow us to deliver next generation skills in precision engineering and precision farming and also provides dedicated centres for our construction plant academy and a rail services centre and transport infrastructure teaching hub.
Our students will enjoy five modern workshops with practical teaching areas, fitted with the latest technical equipment. There is also a showroom for product launches and industry events.
New teaching and technical classrooms, including a tractor simulator, offi ces and tutorial rooms, are also part of the build.
Halls of Residence (£13 million)
Named after local country houses, our latest halls of residence will provide a further 200 purpose built bedrooms in modern, town house style blocks, each containing a communal ground floor with shared kitchen, lounge and
dining area. Bedrooms and bathrooms are on the upper floors. This new build will bring the total accommodation on campus to over 900 and cater for increased demand.
Sports Science and Performance Academy (£6 million)
For use by students and our local community outside college hours, our new sports hub has a 3G International rugby standard floodlit sports pitch and a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) floodlit all weather sports pitch.
The sports centre has a four court sports hall with separate changing and shower rooms for pitch and hall users. Equipped with carpet flooring and a stage, the sports hall can also be used for exams, conferences and presentations. The building has disabled facilities.
Two connecting classrooms are dedicated to sports science and have specialised equipment including an altitude chamber, an Olympic lifting platform and sports massage equipment.
University Centre Reaseheath (£2 million with Centre Point)
This major extension, to accommodate rising numbers in undergraduates, provides two, 80 seat, interconnected lecture theatres with retractable seating and a motorised dividing wall. This can also be used as a single lecture theatre with seating for 160. The project also provides further seminar rooms and tutorial pods.
Focused on improving study areas for our Further Education students, we have installed a mezzanine floor in our library providing further study areas and a reading zone with computers. A new IT room with 18 fixed computers has been added under the mezzanine and the number of laptops has been increased.