Nottingham College have released an official statement regarding the progress of the City Hub campus. Please find below the statement from John van de Laarschot (Nottingham College Chief Executive).
“Unfortunately Covid-19 has left nothing untouched. It has impacted every aspect of normal College operations, as it has for all other education providers, organisations and businesses.
We are of course naturally disappointed that our City Hub project faces a delay in completion as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Construction sites have had to implement social distancing measures meaning fewer operatives on site at any one time. Our supply chain has also been impacted with many companies also adapting to new working practices and in some cases, suspending operations altogether. The delay means we will not achieve our target completion date for students to start the new academic year in the Hub as previously planned but we are optimistic that we will be welcoming students to the City Hub at the start of the Spring Term in January.
We have done all we can to review options to bring the project in on time. However it is right that we do not jeopardise the health and safety of our colleagues on site, nor do we compromise on the quality of the finished article. Construction workers join an esteemed group of essential workers who are not only saving lives and keeping people safe but they are keeping our economy going too, helping us to be ready for the future when we return to a new normal. It is a testament to those that work in the construction industry and we are extremely grateful to everyone who is working with us on this project.
The College has stayed absolutely focused on the continued provision of quality teaching and learning to our students who are studying from home, and in some cases, still accessing learning on campus with their teachers. Together we will ensure our students will complete their studies this academic year.
As we move forward the College will be able to continue teaching and learning from its other sites and we have comprehensive plans in place to ensure our new cohort of students joining us in September will be welcomed into a fantastic learning environment. For those destined to move into the City Hub, they will have something amazing to look forward to as soon as works are completed and we can move them in.”