Mayor of London, Boris Johnson Officially Opens Bexley College
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson visited Bexley College in South London on Tuesday 7 October to mark the official opening of their brand new campus building.
Completed by Osborne in August 2014, the £15 million Erith Campus consists of a new three-storey college building, and includes ICT suites, a media studio, a learning resource centre, and a fully-equipped gym and refectory. The new facilities will support a number of the college’s vocational courses, such as leisure, media, travel and tourism; as well as hairdressing, with a hairdressing and beauty therapy salon open for public use.
Osborne worked closely alongside Bexley College throughout the build to ensure that all deadlines were met. During the completion process, Bexley were able to employ some of their students to help with the final fit-out of the building, following some joint training with Osborne.
The opening signifies the next exciting phase of Bexley College’s journey to excellence. Alongside Bexley’s staff and students, and the Osborne project team, other guests in attendance included London Assembly Member, James Cleverly; local MPs David Evennett, James Brokenshire and Teresa Pearce; London Borough of Bexley Council officials; as well as local councillors.
Bexley College Principal, Danny Ridgeway, explained:
“The College is a vital part of Bexley, providing high quality education and training for over 3,000 students. The future is looking bright, with this investment kick-starting the regeneration of Erith, and I am delighted to be part of this exciting development for Bexley College and the London Borough of Bexley. I would like to thank the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, for returning to the campus to officially open the new building, and our many partners, including Bexley Council, Osborne, and the local community in Erith, who made this project possible.”