New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have officially announced their merger – to become ‘Nottingham College’, one of the largest further education colleges in the country.
The legal merger follows a public consultation last year (2016), discussions with staff and students, and months of planning in the run up to today’s announcement. Nottingham College will have an estimated annual turnover of over £80million, employ 1,500 staff; and will support up to 40,000 full and part-time students on further and higher education, and higher-level Apprenticeship courses.
In addition to inheriting CCN and NCN’S current sites, Nottingham College plans to build a £60million ‘Nottingham City Hub’ skills facility off Canal Street, Nottingham city centre. Nottingham City Council has agreed around £19m in funding, the College will also invest and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is set to provide up to £30million (subject to the College’s detailed business plan). Work on the Nottingham City Hub is due to begin in 2018, with a completion date of 2020.