IMPR O VING
“The College provides an inclusive and safe environment” Ofsted 2008 The College environment positively supports student progress and achievements and continuing the trend of significant investment in resources over recent years, there were a number of improvements to facilities across both campuses in 2009/10:
Substantial investment (£750,000) in IT capacity (particularly in teaching areas) to support a successful and ‘Study Centre’ approach to learning and delivery.
Substantial completion of the £4.1 million capital refurbishment and minor buildings project at both campuses including:
• major refurbishment of the fabric of buildings, interior décor, carpets, lighting and electrical and mechanical systems at the Andover campus including a new modern reception area, hair and beauty salon, remodelling of the construction area, room alterations to the music academy.
• Commissioning of the new unique and state-of-the-art specialist Game and Wildlife Centre. The Centre is specifically designed as a teaching centre for hatching of game birds and all the associated rearing stages through to slaughter and meat processing, storage and sale under the one roof. The Centre also houses substantial deer carcass hanging, processing and butchery facilities.
• New stable unit boxes in the equine centre. • Upgrading of student halls, kitchens and lounges as well as improvements to the student’s social areas on the Sparsholt campus.
The College continues to keep environmental sustainability on its agenda, with sustainability being one of the College’s eight value words. Some of the key achievements for 2009/10 were:
• Occupancy was up by 10.9% for staff and students. •
The winter was the coldest for 30 years and as a result LPG usage was up by 5%. However electricity use was down by 3.9%.
• Water consumption per occupant was down by 5.3%. • •
14 Annual Report 2009/10
Oil was replaced by mains gas at the Andover campus. Carbon emissions were down by 3.7% across both campuses.
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