Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Project

 Bournemouth & Poole College, Poole

Start Date:25/11/2015                              End Date:31/10/2016 


Growth Deal funding awarded £565,150

Funding awarded to Bournemouth and Poole College

Project Summary - Upgrading of Financial & Business Services building and training facilities and Engineering & Manufacturing training facilities.

In October 2016, Bournemouth and Poole College opened their enhanced facilities at North Road for Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing students. The works have created a better teaching environment, enhanced the equipment on site and reduced the buildings carbon footprint increasing its energy efficiency. 


  • Upgrade training facilities to C rating (including cladding, replacement of windows, roof repairs)
  • AutoCAD classrooms and 3D printing facilities
  • Investment in lathe and milling areas

Progress towards forecast: Delivered 


  • Reduce carbon footprint of building
  • Train 404 apprentices annually
  • Train 970 students annually
  • 365 jobs

Progress towards forecast: On Target

Case Studies

Gordon Page, (former) chairman of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said, “We are delighted to have secured funding through the Dorset growth deal to invest in Bournemouth & Poole College’s facilities which will help address the increased demand from local employers for highly skilled engineering and advanced manufacturing personnel.  By helping to improve Dorset’s education and training, we will create a more highly skilled and educated workforce which in turn will boost productivity and employment in the region.”

Diane Grannell, Principal of Bournemouth & Poole College said, “These new facilities will significantly improve our students’ learning. The upgrade means that we can offer a more modern working environment, allowing students to be fully prepared when moving into work. We are very thankful to Dorset LEP for supporting this investment.

An end of project report has been produced for the project, you can download it here.

Bournemouth and Poole College also recevied funding for their Finance and Business Services project, for more information visit their webpage.


Contact details

Bournemouth and Poole College

General enquiries: Tel: 01202 205205

Employers: Tel: 01202 205500


Dorset LEP

Katherine May, Programme Manager

01202 962720




















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