New Thurrock Campus
September (2014) sees the grand unveiling of a new £45 million Thurrock Campus in Grays which will include restaurants, health facilities, shops and an advice centre. There will also be specialist workshop and studio spaces linked to courses for technology, media and creative arts, and facilities for art, design, logistics, engineering and IT courses.
There will also be key areas available for public and community use. Hair and beauty salons, a restaurant and coffee shop will also be open to the public and are destined to breathe new life back into Grays.
The proposed redevelopment will comprise of two buildings: the West Building and the East Building. An outdoor seating area will link the two buildings and the existing grassed area to the south will remain. The four-storey West Building will be accessible to students, staff and members of the public and will contain restaurants, health provision, a presentation space, a shop and an advice centre.
Above this there will be a library and study facilities as well as ICT resources and staff space. The three-storey East Building will contain a well-equipped workshop and studio spaces linked to applied science, technology, media and creative arts courses. There will also be facilities for art, design, logistics, engineering and IT courses.
In the south east corner there will be a car park with single access from Sherfield Road, offering 70 car parking spaces, including three disabled spaces and a coach drop off point. A second car parking area with spaces for the disabled will be provided to the south of the West Building.
Want to know more? Email us with your questions at Thurrock2014@SouthEssex.ac.uk
Follow the progress of the new Thurrock Campus on the two webcams below.