UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE MOVES CLOSER TO REALITY
July 18 2014.
The eagerly awaited University Technical College in Newhaven, scheduled to open in September 2015, moves a step closer this week with Lewes District Council’s Planning Committee giving the go ahead for the construction on Railway Quay in Newhaven of a fabulous riverside boardwalk and recommending to the Secretary of State listed buildings consent for future construction. The demolition of workshops on the site can now begin.
Councillor Tom Jones, Lead Member for Planning at Lewes District Council said: “This is a tremendous step forward for the regeneration of Railway Quay and Newhaven, which the Council has been working hard to achieve. The new college will be a huge benefit to young people seeking training in marine and environmental engineering and will totally transform the quayside.”
The proposed Newhaven UTC will give young people aged 14 to 19 the chance to study subjects such as Maths, English and Sciences, while gaining skills in engineering in a curriculum shaped by major employers.
Sponsored by the University of Brighton, Lewes District Council, educational charity the Aldridge Foundation and Veolia Environmental Services, the UTC will focus on the skills in demand by the growing marine engineering and environmental technology sector in the region.