Plans for new creative and digital centre revealed

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

A city centre college is set to unveil its plans to build a ‘centre for creative and digital industries’.

The Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (The MET), formerly City College, said the new £16m centre at its Pelham Street campus could help to address regional skills shortages in creative, digital and IT businesses.

Nick Juba, CEO of The MET

Nick Juba, CEO of The MET

Nick Juba, CEO of The MET, said, “We have the opportunity to create a state of the art centre for creative and digital industries that will teach and train the next generation of talent for this sector on a local and regional level.

“We also need ground floor level, shop front areas for our nationally acclaimed hair and beauty and catering courses, to invite the public in to use our services and help give practical experience to our students.”

The college is proposing to partially refurbish the tower and to build a new facility on the college car park to create a new Centre for Creative and Digital Industries and a ‘shop front’ for the service industry courses.

The buildings on the east side of Pelham Street would be redeveloped for new homes under the plans.

Mr Juba said: “We hope that the people of Brighton and Hove will support our plans and come and help us to shape them by sharing their views at our public exhibition.”

The exhibition will be held from midday to 8pm on Friday (May 18) and 10am to 4pm on Saturday (May 19) at Pelham Street campus.

To view the plans online, visit: {http://www.gbmc.ac.uk/consultation|www.gbmc.ac.uk/consultation