Finance and Business Services

 Bournemouth & Poole College, Poole


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

Growth Deal funding awarded £2,000,000

Funding awarded to Bournemouth and Poole College

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


  • 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

In October 2016, Bournemouth and Poole College opened the upgraded Financial and Business Services building at Lansdowne Bournemouth to provide industry standard training facilities in one of Dorset’s key sectors.

The refurbished accommodation responds to the increased demand for Financial and Business Services facilities, addressing higher level skills shortages, aimed at improving the performance of existing businesses and to encourage the creation and growth of new ones within the conurbation.

Within the refurbished building, Bournemouth and Poole College aims to equip future generations of entrepreneurs with the skills and mindset to run their own businesses, thereby supporting the future of the local economy in Dorset.

The project provides a watertight envelope by overcladding the building, adding double glazing and a new roof membrane. The project has improved the learning experience for students while also reducing the building’s carbon footprint and extending the life of the building by 50 years. Cost and efficiency savings expected to be >£50k pa.

Internal refurbishment has additionally improved access for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

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 Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing 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 Management Officer

01202 962720

















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