Bournemouth and Poole College new Marine Technology Centre overcomes planning hurdle

The Bournemouth and Poole College can now commence building an exciting new Marine Technology Centre at its North Road campus after Dorset-based planning consultants Pure Town Planning secured planning permission.

The Marine Technology Centre will train the next generation of marine engineers and boat builders and is being backed by Poole-based Sunseeker International. The superyacht maker has chosen the Bournemouth and Poole College as its education partner for the new centre to train apprentice engineers and boat builders. With planning permission in place, the build phase of the project can now go full steam ahead.

Ken Roberts, Executive Director of Resources at The Bournemouth and Poole College commented “With the Sunseeker partnership only agreed in April and the new centre due to be open ready for apprentices in September, our build programme is really tight. It was vital that planning permission was secured without delay and Pure Town Planning certainly delivered.

We now look forward to seeing the new buildings taking shape through the summer and being kitted out ready for the new apprentices in September.”

Pure Town Planning Director Dan Wilden said “Both The College and Sunseeker are great assets to the area and so we were delighted when they asked us to assist in obtaining planning consent for this project. We hope this venture will help to support Poole’s thriving marine industry.”

This latest planning approval follows hot on the heels of another successful planning permission for The College by Pure Town Planning, for a new £1.2million specialist facility for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics also at the North Road campus.