Stourbridge College has revealed the plans for its new £11 million state of the art Creative Industries Centre in Brierley Hill. At a presentation to Brierley Hill Civic Society, Vice Principal Andy Sylvester told the meeting that the Centre, due to open in September 2011 will bring 600 full time students to the heart of the town. Courses offered will include: fine art, weaving, fashion design, sculpture, graphic design and 3D design.
The creative industries are amongst the fastest growth areas of the economy and the College hopes its new facility will make a major contribution towards stimulating jobs growth in the area.
The building is designed to give an impression of dynamism.
Sited on the new Venture Way, between Brierley Hill High Street and Merry Hill, its ‘active frontage’ and glass design will enable a clear view of the art work and galleries being produced inside. It will be also be possible to project onto the windows to provide spectacular shows of students’ work.
The Civic Society praised Stourbridge College for its determination to press ahead with the scheme despite having faced a number of setbacks on its way.
The building will be phase one of a larger development and is due to open in September 2011.
The slides Andy used can be viewed below – click on the image to move to the next slide – or the presentation incorporating a 3D flash fly through can be downloaded on the Downloads/Documents page of the Blog or by clicking here.