Work to build our brand new, purpose-built technical college at Nine Elms launched this week. London South Bank Technical College will open to students in 2022/23 and will train the next generation of engineers and scientists from the site at Nine Elms.
📸 From left to right: Jules Pipe, Florence Eshalomi MP, Gillian Keegan MP, Cllr Jacqui Dyer, David Phoenix OBE
London South Bank Technical College (LSBTC) is part of LSBU Group, a unique partnership of secondary, further and higher education institutions in London. LSBU Group was created in 2019 after London South Bank University oversaw the first merger of its kind between a university and college
The new technical college will have a 10-storey building for students to study technology, engineering, dentistry, science, arts and maths in hi-tech classrooms and workshops. The first phase of the new college will open in 2022/23 and other blocks will open in the following years.
The last purpose-built technical college opened in the UK was Prospects College of Advanced Technology, Essex, in 2007.
The new London South Bank Technical College has been kindly joint-funded by a £21 million grant from the Mayor of London’s Skills for Londoners Capital Fund, through the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). The building work at the site is being led by GRAHAM, a leading UK construction, facilities management & investment company.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
“When I was re-elected I promised to make jobs, jobs, jobs a top priority for my second term as Mayor, as we do everything we can to help the capital recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s fantastic news that the first new technical college in the UK will be built right here in London – and I look forward to seeing students gain the skills they need to access good jobs in the future.”
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan, said:
“As we recover from the pandemic it’s even more important than ever that young people can learn the skills they need to get really good jobs.
“London South Bank Technical College will be the first new purpose built technical college for a generation and will give students access to the hi-tech facilities they need to launch great careers in in demand industries including engineering and science.”
Professor David Phoenix, London South Bank University (LSBU) Vice-Chancellor, said:
“As the first new purpose-built UK technical college for a generation, London South Bank Technical College will give thousands of students direct routes into apprenticeships, higher education and highly-skilled careers. The new college will play an important role in filling technology, engineering and science skills shortages in London.
“London South Bank Technical College will be an important part of LSBU Group which is a unique partnership between secondary, further and higher education institutions in South London.”
Fiona Morey, Lambeth College Executive Principal, said:
“London South Bank Technical College will offer life-changing opportunities for South Londoners who want to learn new skills in engineering, technology, science, dentistry, maths and digital arts. The new technical college will give students state-of-the-art facilities to learn, develop and build successful careers.”