Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester
Start Date:01/11/2015 End Date:31/07/2016
Growth Deal funding awarded £900,000
Funding awarded to Kingston Maurward College
Project Summary - Construction of a new cutting-edge Agri-Tech training facility.
In May 2016, Kingston Maurward College unveiled its new £1.2 million state-of-the-art agri-tech centre co-financed with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership through the Dorset Growth Deal.
The contemporary agri-tech centre took five months to build and positions Kingston Maurward College at the forefront of agricultural training facilities in the region. The purpose built facility comprises an
- Agricultural classroom
- An IT suite
- A high spec workshop
- Machinery facilities including a fleet of tractors, a GPS tractor, plough, sprayer and variable rate drill.
- Agri-Tech Centre including high spec workshop and machinery facilities
- Fleet of tractors, including GPS tractor, plough, sprayer and variable rate drill
Progress towards forecast: Delivered
- Train 10 apprentices annually
- Train 100 students annually
- 105 jobs
Progress towards forecast: On Target
An end of project report has been produced for the project, you can download it here.
Clare Davison, Former Principal of Kingston Maurward College said:
“The College is extremely grateful and fortunate to have had the support of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership in order to be able to complete this project. Their support in co-financing this project has enabled the College to invest not only in a wonderful new facility, but also in state of the art equipment totalling some £1.2 million. Every year employer and student expectations rise. The College must continue to apply and adopt new science and technological developments in order to carry on thriving and remain relevant to the industries it serves and the students that enrol here. Access to these contemporary facilities and equipment will enable the take up of breakthroughs across nutrition, informatics, remote sensing and low impact agriculture. All of this can be exploited across the rural Dorset economy to help increase productivity.”
Kingston Maurward College
General enquiries: Tel: 01305 215000
Employers: Tel: 01305 215000
Katherine May, Programme Manager