Ottery STEM Skills Centre for North and East Cornwall

  • Location Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Client Truro & Penwith College
  • Cost £6.3m
  • Year 2023

Poynton Bradbury Architects have been appointed by Truro and Penwith College to design a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Health Skills Centre in Bodmin. The project aims to transform the teaching of industry-relevant skills in North and East Cornwall.

The project by Truro and Penwith College has support from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which is meeting £3.78m of the costs through the Government’s Getting Building Fund (GBF). The new building will sit alongside the Poynton Bradbury designed Callywith College campus.

The new centre, called the Ottery building, will initially offer a range of programmes aimed at meeting the needs of the engineering, manufacturing, digital and health sectors. This will include access courses aimed at adults wanting to enter higher education and retrain for high skilled local careers. The 1,918 square metre centre will train over 300 people a year, with over 120 learners on apprenticeships and T-Level qualifications, and support 150 businesses in the next five years.

This state of the art STEM and healthcare training facility will provide unique opportunities for people in Cornwall – helping them step up the career ladder and secure good quality jobs

Neil O’Brien MP, Minister for Levelling Up, the Union and Constitution
Ottery STEM Skills Centre for North and East Cornwall