West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris cut the ribbon to formally open the brand new £7 million Brunel Centre on Saturday 4 September, ready for students to enrol and begin studying there two days later.
The South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Centre in Stoke Gifford has sustainability and student wellbeing at the heart of its design. It will be used by learners aged 16 – 19 for a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Media courses.
With high ceilings and exposed timber interior walls, the whole building has been designed to improve the health and mind-set of those studying within this cutting edge learning environment.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “This is a great building, with a great name. I know the next generation of world leading engineers, scientists, technicians and creatives are raring to go. Our young people will shape all our futures, so there’s nothing more important than providing what’s needed to help them unlock their true potential. I visited this wonderful new learning centre earlier this year when it was still being built – and loved the bright, airy space. It’s so exciting it is now ready for the students. This is exactly the type of facility where their talents can be nurtured, and their confidence can soar. What an amazing place to be able to study.”