College one of just 16 to be awarded ‘transformative’ government funds

Hopwood Hall College and University Centre is set to make huge changes to one its campuses after submitting an ambitious proposal to the Department for Education.

The successful bid was made as part of the third phase of the government’s £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformation Fund.

Just 16 institutions from across the country have been selected to benefit from the cash influx designed to aid upgrades and refurbishments.

Hopwood’s winning bid outlines plans to create a state-of-the-art teaching block at its Rochdale Campus.

This will allow the popular town centre site to continue to provide the highest quality of education and training for many more years to come.

The project comes following the launch of the college’s Estates Strategy, where £24 million is being invested across its campuses in Middleton and Rochdale.

This includes a £6.1 million extension to its Technology Centre, which will help tackle the skills gap by providing further training in advanced manufacturing and construction.

Over the past few years the college has made a series of big investments to its facilities, such as when it completely transforming the fourth floor of a building into an industry-standard hair and beauty in 2019.


Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
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St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
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