As discussed in a previous post, Barnet & Southgate College are proposing to build a new skill centre in Grahame Park. They are proposing to move from their current campus on Grahame Park Way to a site known as Plot A8 on the new regeneration area (marked on the image to the right as block A8. This will be immediately adjacent to Arran Court and the Willow Gardens).
The London Borough Of Barnet has granted planning consent for a six storey residential block together with a library and some shops on the ground floor for the plot A8 site. The residential block would also house a new Centre for Independent Living (CIL).
The Barnet & Southgate College proposal would replace the proposal for a residential block with a new, high quality college. The library and CIL would be kept from the previously approved scheme. Pedestrian access to the college would be from the new public square and car parking would be provided to the rear of the new building.
The buildings on Grahame Park Way are reaching the end of their life and no longer provide a modern teaching environment for students. Moving to a new site closer to the underground, is part of Barnet & Southgate College’s long term strategy to improve the quality of the college’s provision.
A public exhibition of the proposals will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2013 between 2pm and 8pm at the Barnet College Grahame Park Way Campus.
Plans of the proposed New Hendon Campus will be on display and member’s of the college’s team will be available to answer questions. This is a great time to provide your feedback and air any concerns you may have over the proposed new college campus.
If you live in one of the courtyards affected by this change, you should have received a letter about the consultation evening, but you can also download a copy here.