Building for the future

Mike Jutsum, Principle, KCC. Sheila Porritt, Chair of Governors, KCC. Alex Jefferson, Project Manager, Wates

On Wednesday 30th September 2009 Kensington and Chelsea College, held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the official start of the construction of their brand new centre at its Hortensia Road site, Chelsea. This innovative centre will bring a 21st century, first class learning environment to the heart of this vibrant part of London.

The event was hosted by Mike Jutsum, College Principal and guests included college governors, representatives from architects, Dixon Jones, and developers The Osborne Group.

Edward Jones, Architect, Dixon Jones. Sheila Porritt, Chair of Governors, KCC.  Mike Jutsum, Principle, KCC

This new building represents the start of exciting times for this growing college. Aside from its 6 main centres, Kensington and Chelsea College work with a select range of training partners, including Leonard Cheshire Disability on a number of projects such as the WorkSmart+ programme which supports disabled job seekers to find employment through offering basic skills and ICT courses, one on one advice and a job club.

Kensington and Chelsea College is also the preferred education provider across all 8 main London prisons and the new ISIS prison (due to open in July 2010).