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Thurrock Campus (Grays)

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. Please click here for details.

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Local amenities

  • Shopping: 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.
  • Entertainment: 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. Spend a great day out exploring the magazine houses and bastion magazine to get a feel for what it was like for the soldiers who lived here.The Mardyke is a small river, mainly in Thurrock, that flows into the River Thames at Purfleet. It banks are a great place for a leisure walk and are home to many species of wildlife.Coalhouse Fort is a large casemated fort in East Tilbury, near the modern town of Tilbury, in Thurrock. It contains a museum of memorabilia from World War I and II.
  • Transport Links: Thurrock has excellent transport links with trains and buses going to London and all over Essex frequently.

Opening hours from 10th September (term time)

Mon & Fri8am — 5.30pm
Tue — Thu8am — 9.30pm

Getting there


High Street
RM17 6TF