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New Building Developments at Parkshot site in central Richmond

Date: 
7 November 2011

New Building Developments at Parkshot site in central Richmond

In July 2011 Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) announced the decision to sell and transfer the ownership of the Clifden site in Twickenham into Council ownership for educational use as a school. With the proceeds from the sale of the site the college plans to re-invest the funding in developing a state of the art extended Richmond site at Parkshot incorporating a major refurbishment of the old Parkshot building, an expansion of the Richmond Business School, a new build Richmond Art School and up-to-date facilities for Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. This will ensure that the College has buildings and facilities that are efficient to run and meet the changing needs and high expectations of adult learners. Over the next 3 years the Parkshot site will be extended and redeveloped to provide high quality space for all of the College’s provision as the College decants off the Clifden site in Twickenham by 2014.

Christina Conroy OBE, Principal & Chief Executive of Richmond Adult Community College states that: “Our success has come from focusing on what we are good at which is a broad range of adult learning for those seeking employability, personal fulfilment and enterprise. We have been continuously rated Outstanding by OFSTED and gained national recognition for the quality of our work. The Governing Body is agreed that our priority is to preserve the adult mission and continue to deliver an outstanding learning service to the borough. Our vision is to create an Adult Learning Campus by 2014 on an extended Richmond Site to ensure that we can preserve the adult learning mission and our outstanding educational provision to serve adults from Richmond-upon-Thames and surrounding areas.

In addition to seeking the views of all our students and staff about how the Parkshot site should be developed we would also like to engage external stakeholders in a discussion with our Architects, Duggan Morris. We are arranging external stakeholder events on 21st and 22nd November 2011 with our partners Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Council for Voluntary Service and Richmond Council. But we would also like to invite members of the public to meet our Architects on Tuesday, 22nd November 2011, 10:00am – 12:00pm for a Public Consultation meeting for Borough’s residents to find out more about the Parkshot capital project. Attendance is by invitation only at this event. 

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