Runshaw gets its expansion wish

Plans for Runshaw Adult College, Euxton Lane
Plans for Runshaw Adult College, Euxton Lane
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Plans have been approved for new state-of-the-art engineering and science departments at Runshaw College’s adult campus in Euxton.

The two-storey extension will include engineering facilities on the ground floor with work-shops and classrooms, and science labs and classrooms on the upper floor.

The construction of the new wing will also provide an opportunity to create a new main entrance to the Euxton Lane site, and the first floor also includes a large social space for students.

Claire Foreman, Deputy Principal at Runshaw Adult College, said: “Each year with the increasing demand for high calibre engineers, more and more companies are contacting us with opportunities to work with our young talented students.

“There will be more demand for this type of collaboration and the new building will allow us to develop our employer relationships even further.”

She added: “We have received planning permission and grants monies, and are now at the stage of needing to secure final funding in order for construction to commence.”

The go-ahead for the Employability, Science and Engineering Centre compliments similar plans for new ‘employability skills’ classrooms at Runshaw’s Leyland campus in Langdale Road, to replace a run-down building.

The planning documents for the Leyland site read: “The college requires up-to-date purpose-designed teaching facilities for training students in essential skills required to secure employment.”

The plans, which will go before South Ribble Council’s planning committee, also include adding 20 new car parking spaces at the campus.