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The new Bexley College is taking shape
Bexley College has had another successful year with students achieving fantastic results and improving for the sixth year running.
The new campus construction is well under way in Walnut Tree Road in Erith. It will be officially open for business in summer 2014 and will provide state of the art facilities to further enhance the student success for years to come.
With the support of the London Borough of Bexley, local residents and community, the College will be vacating its Tower Road site and moving to the new purpose built campus at the end of this academic year.
The new college has been designed to provide the modern facilities needed to equip the people of Bexley and neighbouring boroughs with the new skills and qualifications they need to increase their job prospects and better meet the needs of employers.
Principal of Bexley College, Danny Ridgeway, said; "The College is a vital part of Bexley, providing high quality education and training for over 3,000 students. The future is looking bright with this £20m investment kick-starting the regeneration of Erith. I am delighted to be part of this exciting development for Bexley College and the London Borough of Bexley.
To mark this important stage of the College's history, a time capsule has been buried near the entrance to the building.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Teresa O'Neill buried the capsule, containing mementos and historical information about the College, at a special ceremony. She said; "I am delighted that we have been able to support the College with this fantastic new building. This impressive new building will make a huge difference to the young people of Bexley as well as bringing important regeneration to Erith town centre. I am looking forward to seeing the new college up and running."
The capsule will be re-opened in 50 years time.
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