A new multi-million college building in Hartlepool is all set to take its first students in September.
The £6.6million Cleveland College of Art and Design campus in Hartlepool is now complete.
An impressive new space has been created ready for the degree-level students to move in to in September.
The premises, which include high quality studio, workshop and teaching spaces, pave the way for a regeneration of the Victorian Church Street area as a centre for the creative industries.
Paul Redman, divisional director at Esh Construction, which has carried out the work, said: “This was a fantastic project for Esh Construction to be involved in.
“As a North East company we’ve been proud to help Cleveland College of Art and Design deliver an education resource that leads national standards and has the capacity to attract students from all over the country.
This building is a bold statement of art and designPaul Readman
“Like the innovative work produced by degree students, this building is a bold statement of art and design.”
The building is fitted with photo-chromatic panels, meaning its exterior changes colour depending on the viewing angle.
Tees Valley Combined Authority provided funding for the 45,000 sq ft space, which comprises a two storey teaching and administrative building, created from refurbished existing space and a three storey bespoke workshop and studio space on the site of the former Lynn Street Depot.
The new facilities include flexible studio space, two seven metre double-height studios for photography and TV or film work, a refectory area, galley and administration space.
Esh worked with developer Turner and Townsend, design partners Howard Litchfield Partnership and engineering specialist Cundall.
Paul added: “These facilities are now an important asset to the North East’s creative sector and will play a part in educating thousands of people.
“We look forward to seeing the many future success stories to emerge from its classrooms.”
Degree programmes scheduled to be delivered on the new campus include, designs for stage and screen, fine art, photography, textiles and TV, film and threatre production.