A proposal by the College of North West London to build a state-of-the-art new college campus on Olympic Way in Wembley, London, has been granted planning permission by Brent Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday, 12th July. 

The plans have now been passed to the Greater London Authority for final approval.

Should the plans get the green light, the world-class education facility will be constructed on the site of the Olympic Office Centre in Wembley. It will be developed into an innovative, exciting, and sector-leading education centre. The project to build the new campus comprises a total investment of over £130m and will cater for over 3000 students per week and 250 staff.

A team from United Colleges Group, which brings together the College of North West London and the City of Westminster College, has been working hard to secure planning approval for this site for the new campus building.

Once complete, the new facility will bring jobs to Wembley and the wider Brent area. It will offer opportunities to young people and adults of all ages to improve their skills, advance their careers, and gain valuable experience aligned with the world of work.

Green skills, including engineering and the built environment, will be a key area of focus for the ambitious new facility, which will also offer classes in digital technology, computing, and health and social care subjects fully supporting all new T-Level qualifications.

Students with supported learning requirements and those for whom English is a second language will also find themselves with many opportunities.

The United Colleges Group is proud to bring this brand-new development to the local area. It reaffirms its commitment to playing a full, active, and productive part in the Brent area and the city.

Stephen Davis, group principal and CEO of the United Colleges Group, said:“I am pleased to be able to announce the United Colleges Group’s ground-breaking plans for a world-class education facility at the heart of our community are now within reach. With Brent Council’s decision, we are one step closer to delivering a facility that will meet the skills needs of London and Londoners.

“Our new site delivers more education, training, and skills opportunities for our students and will provide the community with an important place to work and learn.

“With its focus on technical qualifications, including green skills and technology, we are also pleased to say that our new location will enable us not just to provide a boost to the present generation but will do so for many generations to come. I would also like to thank our Project Management team Bidwells for their support in getting us to this significant milestone.”


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