Riseholme College reveals designs for £11.5m Showground campus development

Artists’ impressions revealing the £11.5 million second phase of development at the Riseholme College Showground Campus have been released.

The first phase of the campus at the Lincolnshire Showground was officially opened after an investment of £13 million on Friday, November 20.

The 10-acre campus, which is the first new land-based college campus to open in the UK in more than 50 years, welcomed its first cohort of students in September.

Since then, work has progressed significantly on phase two of the project, which is expected to be completed in time for September 2016.

Health and Nutrition Centre. Photo: Bishop Burton College

Health and Nutrition Centre. Photo: Bishop Burton College

Phase two will include:

  • Health and Nutrition Centre
  • Food and Agri-food Science Centre
  • Sports and Health Centre
  • All-weather surface for multi-sport performance testing
Sports and Health Science Centre and Health and Nutrition Centre. Photo: Bishop Burton College

Sports and Health Science Centre and Health and Nutrition Centre. Photo: Bishop Burton College

The opening of these new facilities will coincide with the launch of new Further Education subjects being delivered at the campus, including in food technology and management, sport coaching and fitness, health and social care and childcare, tourism, business and management and public services.

Riseholme College is also now running degree courses from the Showground Campus, in agriculture, animal management and equine studies.

Further Higher Education provision will be available from this September, including in precision agriculture and food, nutrition and welfare.

Photo: Bishop Burton College

Photo: Bishop Burton College

Jeanette Dawson OBE, Chief Executive and Principal of Riseholme College, said: “We are committed to training the next generation of skilled workers in the county and that is exactly what we are doing here.

“Phase two of the development will put us in an even stronger position to do this, offering new provision in subject areas including sport, food, health and social care and childcare, tourism, public services and business and management.

“This is a really exciting time for vocational education in Lincolnshire.”