Comfort of WMC–The Camden College classrooms to be transformed with help of £200,000 grant from the Mayor of London

Comfort of WMC–The Camden College classrooms to be transformed with help of £200,000 grant from the Mayor of London

A long standing frustration for learners and staff of teaching spaces at WMC-The Camden College’s Crowndale Road building being too hot and stuffy in summer and too cold in winter can finally be addressed thanks to a financial grant from the Mayor of London’s Small Projects and Equipment Fund.

The College heard this week that its bid for funding has been successful and it will receive a grant of £200,000 towards the project from the mayor with the remaining £700,000 coming from College resources.

The College has worked with a professional firm of Mechanical and Electrical consultants to develop a creative solution to the problem that is sensitive to the building’s Grade II listed status and also meets high sustainability thresholds. The proposed works at the College will work in synergy with this well-loved, Victorian building at the Crowndale Road site to provide a long term, environmentally sustainable solution which will significantly improve the learning experience and outcomes for WMC’s learners.

The College will now start the processes to get the necessary planning approvals and listed building consents and then sign off from the College’s Governing Body and, subject to these, is proposing the significant improvement work to take place over the next two years with work starting during summer 2018.

Helen Hammond, Principal of WMC-The Camden College, said: “This grant from the small projects fund will provide some financial support towards enhancing the learner experience and add to the existing inspiring learning environment at WMC-The Camden College.  The College will then be better enabled to continue providing education opportunities to adults so that they are prepared for a future range of progression and employment routes.”