Grays High Street
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0345 52 12345
Please note the campus building is open until the times stated but the phone lines will close at 5pm.
Opening hours (term time)
|Mon & Fri||8am to 5.30pm|
|Tue to Thu||8am to 9.30pm|
Located just a two minute walk from the train station and centre of town, these state-of-the-art £45 million buildings offer you cutting edge services.
They include specialist workshop and studio spaces linked to courses for construction, engineering, media and creative arts, in addition to facilities for logistics, childcare, health & social care and IT courses. The campus’ hairdressing and beauty therapy salons are open to the public and include a working spa complete with floatation tank.
The campus comprises two buildings: the West Building and the East Building. An outdoor seating area links the two buildings and there is a pleasant green area to the south. There is also an outdoor amphitheatre to showcase the College’s acting and musical talent.
Is there parking available?
There is no parking available on the College grounds. However, there are lots of parking options around Grays town centre. Thurrock Council provides details of the car parks available. The most convenient is the Grays shopping centre multi-storey car park.
The Lakeside Shopping Centre, branded as Intu Lakeside in West Thurrock is a vast collection of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The shopping centre, in addition to the retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location within Europe, with almost 2,600,000 square feet of retail space. You can also visit the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Greenhithe, Kent, just across the River Thames.
Blackshots Fields in Grays hosts The Big Weekend every August and features a massive live stage that plays host to bands and DJs. Motorsport enthusiasts will love Arena Essex, which regularly hosts speedway, banger and stock car racing events while football fans can watch Grays Athletic Football Club in action.
Places of interest
Tilbury Fort is on the Thames estuary. It protected London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War. You can spend a great day exploring and get a sense of what it was like for the soldiers who lived here. The Mardyke river flows into the River Thames at Purfleet. Its banks are great for a leisurely walk and are home to many species of wildlife. Coalhouse Fort is in East Tilbury and contains a museum of memorabilia from World War I and II.
Thurrock has excellent transport links with trains and buses going to London and all over Essex frequently.