Members of Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership burst into applause at the conclusion of a presentation by Elaine Giles, Vice Principal of Stourbridge College, on the latest proposal to build a campus in the centre of Brierley Hill.
The scheme had appeared to have hit the rocks last year fiasco a national funding fiasco from the Learning and Skills Council.
However, dogged determination by the Stourbridge College team has meant that a proposal to build phase one of the scheme has been resurrected.
Chairman of Brierley Hill Town Centre Traders and vice chairman of the Partnership Shane Birch-Bastock commented:
“This scheme is hugely important for the economic future of Brierley Hill.
“The new educational facilities will also help to regenerate the area by driving up achievement amongst younger people and the partnership were very impressed with the quality of the design”.
The Partnership unanimously agreed to write a letter of support to the Dudley planners when the detailed plan for the facility is submitted in March.
Stourbridge College, which is also investing in its Hagley Road, Stourbridge, site, aims to have the centre ready for use by September 2011.
Speaking at a meeting of Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership Alexa Cruickshank, general manager of the National Youth Theatre said:
“Brierley Hill was the first regional centre for the National Youth Theatre. We have been delighted by the progress to date and will be working to make an even bigger impact in the area in the future”. Continue reading National Youth Theatre reaffirms commitment to Brierley Hill
IP Response Response from Ian Pearson MP in support of proposed Stourbridge campus
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Express and Star coverage of the opening of Eat Central at Merry Hill which brings 200 full time jobs to Brierley Hill with a hospitality academy linking local jobs to local people:
From the Express and Star: Jobs at the new £24 million food court at the Merry Hill Centre have been secured by students trained under a new scheme set up by the Centre’s owners. Continue reading Jobs in Food for Catering Students