Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon

South Essex College's new state-of-the-art Digital Technology Campus is opening soon!

About the project:

  • The new college site is being built thanks to a partnership between Basildon Council, Homes England and South Essex College. The contractor for the site is Morgan Sindall who are on track to deliver the new three-storey building which will focus on digital technology provision in the heart of the town centre.
  • The college will offer courses including IT, IT networking, games design and animation at the site. These will be for both adults and young people.
  • The specialist site has been developed to enable the college to better meet the skills needs of employers both locally and regionally, providing courses that will meet employment and industry demands.

Speaking about the project Angela O’Donoghue, Principal of South Essex College said: “We’re very excited that our vision to bring high quality education and training back into the heart of Basildon town centre is almost complete.”

Students will soon be able to access state-of-the-art digital facilities, equipping them with the skills to enter the digital technology industry – one that has seen major growth in the Thames Gateway region especially. We believe that developing a specialist provision such as this helps students to be work ready for a career in this sector and helps them to develop the networks and industry contacts that are so vital for their future.

Progress so far

Are you an employer from the digital technology or IT sector? Have you got a skills gap you’d like to address? Want to work with us on this exciting project?

We’d love to hear from you. We are looking for employers both in South Essex and London who would like to put something back into the community and to help address any skills shortages in this area. Please contact calley.page@southessex.ac.uk or apprenticeships@southessex.ac.uk or call 01702 220646.

New Basildon Campus


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South Essex College
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Opening hours (term time)

Our new Basildon campus is not due to open until September 2020

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Exterior of Basildon Campus (Luckyn Lane)