Chairman opens new Quarrendon Adult Learning Centre
Students in Quarrendon are set to benefit from brand new facilities as the new Adult Learning Centre officially opens its doors this week.
Opened on Thursday (26 Oct) by County Council Chairman Patricia Birchley, the centre has moved location into a newly refurbished building on the same site as the old centre. Work has included installing new windows and doors, low energy lighting and a new heating system as well as new toilets.
The centre runs a variety of courses including Learning for Personal Development, English, Maths, English for Speakers of Other Languages courses and courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.
The work is part of a site-wide redevelopment which will include the demolition of the old Adult Learning building to create a new secondary school. The current temporary parking area will be relocated to the site of the recently demolished Quarrendon Sports Hall and will provide a new parking area for the pre-school, Adult Learning Centre and Youth Centre.
Cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony Tricia Birchley said: “It is with great pleasure that I open this newly refurbished Adult Learning Centre. Improving facilities as we have done here benefits the whole community and I am sure this improved centre will be warmly welcomed by all those who use it."
Councillor Arif Hussain, Deputy Cabinet Member for Education and Skills added: "All our Adult Learning Centres around the county are well used and provide an accessible way for people to learn new skills, improve their employment opportunities or further their interests."