University Centre is fitted out in Grantham cinema complex
A new university centre in Grantham took a step forward this month with work starting on its internal layout.
The centre will offer the opportunity for more people and businesses to access higher education when it opens late in the spring.
Located above the Savoy Cinema, the 9,000 sq ft building will include teaching areas, break space and seminar rooms, and will be fitted out by Lindum Construction to provide an accessible learning environment.
Said to be tailored to meet local business needs, the curriculum will include a range of short courses and diplomas delivered by the University of Lincoln. The first programme, ‘Developing a Managerial Mindset’, is fully subscribed and already under way at a nearby temporary venue.
Councillor Kelham Cooke, leader of South Kesteven District Council and chairman of InvestSK, said: “A skilled workforce is fundamental to any thriving economy. Growing businesses need quick access to the right skills at the right time.
“SKDC is pleased to be nurturing the development of the district’s talent pool through establishing University Centre SK.”
Steve Bowyer, CEO at InvestSK, the council’s economic regeneration company, urged businesses interested in enrolling their staff to get in touch.
He added: “Businesses keep telling us that access to skills is a top priority – both for local firms looking to grow and for companies considering moving to the district.
The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has provided £2 million of funding towards the construction and fit out costs of University Centre SK via the Government’s Growth Fund.