Upgrading of engineering and manufacturing training facilities at Bournemouth and Poole College.

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Project Status - Completed

  • Start Date: 25/11/2015
  • End Date: 31/10/2016 
  • Local Growth Fund allocation: £564,637
  • Awarded to: Bournemouth and Poole College

Project Summary

In October 2016, Bournemouth and Poole College opened their enhanced facilities at North Road for Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing students.

This project has improved the Engineering & Manufacturing facilities to create a better teaching environment, enhanced equipment and increased energy efficiency to reduce the carbon footprint of site buildings.


  • Upgrade training facilities to C rating (including cladding, replacement of windows, roof repairs)
  • AutoCAD classrooms and 3D printing facilities
  • Investment in lathe and milling areas 


  • Reduce carbon footprint of building
  • Train 404 apprentices annually
  • Train 970 students annually
  • 365 jobs

Case Studies

Gordon Page, (former) chairman of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said:

"We are delighted to have secured funding through the Dorset growth deal to invest in Bournemouth & Poole College’s facilities which will help address the increased demand from local employers for highly skilled engineering and advanced manufacturing personnel.  By helping to improve Dorset’s education and training, we will create a more highly skilled and educated workforce which in turn will boost productivity and employment in the region."

Diane Grannell, Principal of Bournemouth & Poole College said:

"These new facilities will significantly improve our students’ learning. The upgrade means that we can offer a more modern working environment, allowing students to be fully prepared when moving into work. We are very thankful to Dorset LEP for supporting this investment."

Bournemouth and Poole College also received funding for their Finance and Business Services project.


View our End of Project report here.

Contact details:

Bournemouth and Poole College
General enquiries: Tel: 01202 205205
Employers: Tel: 01202 205500

Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing