Take a virtual tour of Riseholme College’s phase two campus in Lincoln

An animated 3D video is giving prospective new Riseholme College students the chance to tour the ongoing second phase of the new Lincolnshire Showground campus.

The animated plans take viewers around the next phase of the project, worth £11.5 million, including a sports and health centre, health and nutrition science centre and flood-lit all weather sports pitch.

The next leg of the campus is expected to be completed for a September opening.

The £13 million first phase of the development opened last September and was the first new land-based college campus to be built in the UK in more than 50 years.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It includes the latest technology in a flexible teaching and learning space, a Learning Resource Centre (LRC), an animal management unit featuring handling rooms and fully-equipped laboratories, and three engineering workshops

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

Jeanette Dawson OBE, Chief Executive and Principal of Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton College, said: “Phase two will enable us to expand and further improve the provision available to new students – the future generations of Lincolnshire workers.

“All these new facilities will complement the Riseholme Park Campus, just a few miles away, which remains essential for the delivery of first-class vocational education in Linlconshire.”

The Showground Campus is part-funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), designed by CAD Associates and built by Hobson and Porter.

It was confirmed phase two of the project would go ahead after £7.5million was secured from the Government’s Single Growth Fund by the Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).