In April 2014 King Edward VI College will open a new state of the art Creative Arts Suite on its current site in Nuneaton.
Work has started on the £1.1 million building project. The funding has come from The Education Funding Agency and will be used to provide fantastic facilities for creative arts students at the college.
The building will house 6 new classrooms as well as a sound proofed studio, music practice rooms and a photography studio.
Eastland Demolition, a local company, started the process by taking down the temporary wooden building that had been on the college site for a number of years.
College Principal Dr. Esther Maughan said “I have waited for 5 years to remove this wooden structure and am excited about replacing it with a superb fit for purpose, attractive building which will not only provide first class new accommodation for our Film, Media, Music, Music Technology and Photography students but will also seal the college and provide a new reception area and a secure pedestrian access. This new building will improve the frontage of the College tremendously.”
Due to the historic nature of the college, once the demolition was complete, an archaeological survey was carried out on the area by Leicester University. Several interesting artefacts were discovered
including some pieces of crockery and a very old school milk bottle which is still intact after all these years.
Sandra Buttigieg, Assistant Principal Corporate Services said, “ This is the third major capital development for King Edward VI College in the last three years and we are pleased to provide much improved facilities that will help our staff and students to achieve excellence” .
This development is not only good for the college and its students but is also further investment for the town and will provide further employment work for local architects, builders and contractors.
The college will be holding an Open Evening on 20th November from 3.30pm – 8.00pm to give students and parents a chance to find out more about the college and the courses and facilities it has to offer.