Ground breaking ceremony kicks-off building work for the new Sports Centre at Bromley College

Ground-breaking-WebConstruction work has begun on the site of a new Sports Centre at Bromley College’s Bromley Campus.  Sam Parrett, Principal of Bromley College and Paul Wright Neilcott’s Senior Contracts Manager, welcomed students to a ground breaking ceremony at the site on Tuesday 21 January to mark the start of the work.  The new Sports Centre will provide state-of-the art facilities for the College’s students, staff and local community.  New facilities, include four badminton courts, gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sports science labs and specialist demonstration facilities.

The current Sports Hall was constructed in 1959 and over the last fifty years it has been home to many sporting activities, college events and student exams, along with playing host to regular concerts in the 60′s and 70′s to some well-known bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Jam.

The construction development reflects Bromley College’s status as the leading education provider in South East London, and the College will now be able to enhance the quality and range of courses to include Sports Therapy, Sports Massage, Sport Science, Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships in Sport, and also a new range of higher education courses.

Sam Parrett, Principal of Bromley College says: “Today marks another important day in the history of Bromley College as we embark upon another exciting construction project.  Our two campuses at Bromley and Orpington have both undergone huge transformation in the last few years, and our new Sports Hall will provide a hugely valuable resource for our students.  The new facilities will enable us to offer a wider range of exciting sports courses to our students and also open up our facilities to the community.”

Paul Wright, says: “As a locally based Contractor Neilcott are delighted to start work on this exciting project for Bromley College.  In addition to providing an excellent facility for the College and local community to use we are hopeful that we can involve as many local contractors and suppliers in the build process”.  The project is due for  completion at the end of the year.