The magpie is back again. Probably wondering where all the grass went since the last time it visited!
At our Basford campus we have some exciting new developments going on! We are building two new facilities, our Construction Skills Centre and Centre for Supported Learning.
These two new facilities are being built at the same time, so there’s going to be lots of activity happening at Basford. To keep you up to date and provide the latest news and information on the developments, we’ve created our Basford campus developments page. We’ve already setup a live camera that is capturing the initial preparation work and we’ll be providing other content such as timelapse videos and updates in the coming months! Keep checking back for more updates.
Every month we’ll be publishing timelapse video so you can view the progress of the construction work. These timelapse videos are all compiled from the images captured from our live camera.
Basford campus camera
The camera is situated on the roof of our Basford campus and is taking a 4k Ultra High Definition (UHD) image approximately every 10 minutes between Monday - Saturday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM). A badge will be displayed when the camera is live or not. The latest image is fetched and displayed on this web page.
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Latest updates on the developments
Initial preparations for the foundations of the new supported learning building are underway!
Recently spotted! A magpie, checking out the live camera on our Basford campus roof. Who can blame it, we'd be curious too!
Basford weather forecast!
While we don't control the weather around our campus, we're using live weather forecast data for the area so you know when the best time is to see live images with a bit of sunshine!
Where are the new buildings going?
With an exterior camera situated on the roof at the back of our Basford campus, we have great line of sight to the two development sites for the new buildings. At Basford there's quite a lot of land space, so we've created a Google Map and plotted the main development area and each of the build sites.
Our new Construction Skills Centre
In September 2024, a new Construction Skills Centre is set to be completed at the college’s Basford campus, already home to the region’s largest construction training facility.
The college will itself invest £1.2 million to develop the centre, creating capacity for more 16 – 18-year-olds to access construction training within the city.
Our Centre for Supported Learning
The new centre will be built within the college’s Basford site, itself the beneficiary of a Government grant, back in 2014. This latest grant, totalling just shy of £4 million, represents a significant investment in Further Education for those with special educational needs.
The new Grade A, purpose-built Centre will be energy efficient and offer the latest in specialist teaching and learning resources for SEND education. The centre is set to be completed towards the end of October 2024.Find out more