Halcrowe Yolles is to provide the services for the new RMJM-designed campus for Skelmersdale and Ormskirk College in West Lancashire.

The £35m campus is part of the wider regeneration of 1960’s new town Skelmersdale.

Skelmersdale and Ormskirk College, RMJM
Skelmersdale and Ormskirk College, RMJM

The 12,500m2 college will provide state-of-the-art facilities for up to 4,000 students, and will include real-life working environments, from hairdressing salons to digital recording studios, which will also be available for community use, generating valuable revenue for the college.

RMJM Director Paul Rodgers said: “Our proposals for Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College will provide a wholly sustainable campus at an environmental, social and economic level. The college will form a major component of the town’s renaissance and as well as its education function it will serve as a much needed social hub that can be enjoyed by students, staff and the local community.”

Construction is due to start in March 2009, with the college is scheduled to open in September 2010.