Work Begins On Landmark College Building Project

Work has officially started on a landmark £4.48 million building project at Cirencester College.

The college marked the official start of construction on its new digital skills centre with a traditional ceremony known as “cutting the first sod”.

The new building will be known as the Gloucestershire Applied Digital Skills Centre and will house the latest cutting-edge technology and resources needed for the cyber and digital sectors.

It will create opportunities for students to gain the skills and meet the growth in these hugely important industries.

College Principal Jim Grant was joined by David Owen, CEO of Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership GFirst LEP, for the ceremony.

He said, “We were delighted that David Owen was able to come and break ground with us on such an exciting project for the college, our students and our communities.

“This building will transform the digital education the college can provide.”

The £4.48 million is part of a total £11.3 million successfully bid for by GFirst LEP and has been split between five different projects within the county.

The new centre is set to be completed in early 2022.