New Fal and Lynher Buildings Underway
for Truro College
The new Fal and Lynher buildings are now under construction
for Truro College and the initial first turf cutting has taken
place. Mowlem Construction has been awarded the contract to
build the £20M project. The whole project will boost
higher and further education in Cornwall and is also the beginnings
of the CUC (Combined Universities in Cornwall) Phase 2 project
First turf cutting: Ellen
Winser, Chair of the Governors (in digger); left to right:
David Matthew, Director of Finance Truro College; Jonathan
Burnett, Principal Truro College; Kelvin Bottle, Site Project
Manager Capita Symonds; Gordon Kelly, CUC Co-ordinator; Mark
Yeoman, Deputy Director Objective One Partnership; Kevin Bate,
Contracts Manager Mowlem; Chris Williams, Project Manager
The Fal Building will be a magnificent new landmark on the
A390 western approach to Truro centre on the land between
Truro College and the new Richard Lander School. It will be
a further addition to the new purpose built campus for Truro
College, which will include teaching accommodation, catering,
learning resources and student facilities.
The Lynher Building is also part of the project, with plans
to construct new further education premises. It will allow
the college to extend the curriculum opportunities at level
2 and 3 in all vocational areas and foster opportunities to
improve direct support to businesses.
Jonathan Burnett, principal of Truro College said: "Truro
College has established a reputation as one of the best in
the country. This new development will ensure that our students
use facilities that are second to none. The existing campus
is seen as one of the best there is. These new buildings will
be consistent in style and quality with the rest of the College.
Students and staff will have more space and more specialist
The Fal Building, the cornerstone of the new build, will
extend provision for the growing numbers of higher education
students at Truro College and provide a focal point for existing
university level students. Truro College already has nearly
600 higher education students and this project will enable
an additional 411 full time university level student places
to be created.
Truro College, part of the CUC and the Phase 2 Project, received
an investment of over £8M from CUC funding for the Fal,
to increase university level opportunities in Cornwall, which
will strengthen the local economy encouraging people into
further learning and increase business potential.
Gordon Kelly, co-ordinator for the CUC said: "It is
thrilling to see the first element of CUC Phase 2 already
underway. Over the coming months and years new buildings and
courses will be created at another eight campuses around Cornwall
as a result of the £55 million investment secured by
CUC from Objective One and the Government. These new developments
are expected to yield 2,400 more student places and 2000 new
jobs in Cornwall, making a massive contribution to long-term
prosperity in the region."
For further information please contact Jean Mooney of Truro
College on 01872 267198 or email: email@example.com.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the new Fal and Lynher
buildings, Phase 2 of the CUC, through the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF).
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439
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