Mathew Boulton College has been providing education to Birmingham and the Midlands region for over 100 years. Ms Christine Braddock, Principal and Chief Executive, had a vision of replacing the original College’s facilities with a state of the Art College.
In 2005, her vision was realised and the College moved to their new home which has some of the most advanced facilities that Birmingham has to offer. Ms Braddock was actively involved throughout the life of the project.
A new £23 million College building in Birmingham’s Eastside Learning Quarter providing a total of 18,500 m² of accommodation has replaced the Colleges original two buildings which had less than ideal facilities in a poor location.
The College is one of the largest Further Education facilities in the region and has been constructed to "inspire learning and achieve excellence". The College comprises teacher’s accommodation, a fitness suite, jobshop, library, IT suite and surgery.
Results: During our 3 ½ year appointment, the completion of the new home for Matthew Boulton College represents a step chang in bringing education to the city with 21st Century technology facilities. This building is deemed to be a flagship project for the Further Education Sector in the City of Birmingham and beyond.
The College’s commitment to excellence has been widely acknowledged including the awarding of ‘The Queen’s Anniversary Prize’ for Further and Higher Education (the highest accolade given to an educational institution); ‘The Beacon Award’ for Healthcare programmes; and the granting of ‘Centre of Vocational Excellence’ (CoVE) status with specialised provision in the areas of
- Print Media & Graphics
- Vocational Medical Sciences
- Business and Professional Services.