Stunning new-look college ready to welcome students

Redevelopment: Inside the new atrium at Banff and Buchan College. picture: Ray Smith Photography
Redevelopment: Inside the new atrium at Banff and Buchan College. picture: Ray Smith Photography

As the summer holidays draw to a close those students who have chosen to study at Banff and Buchan College are set to be the first to experience the College’s £20m redevelopment.

This week staff returned to the main building at the Fraserburgh campus in preparation for the students starting back next week.

Redevelopment: Inside the new atrium at Banff and Buchan College. picture: Ray Smith Photography

Redevelopment: Inside the new atrium at Banff and Buchan College. picture: Ray Smith Photography

Project Sponsor Duncan Abernethy said: “The first stage of the project is nearing completion as the new central atrium is almost ready for those students that will start the new term on August 29.

“These students will arrive into the college via the new glass entrance into a spacious central atrium with plenty of flexible learning and social space for students; a new library and resource centre; upgraded refectory and a new coffee bar on the mezzanine level.

“Throughout the remainder of 2011 renovations will continue as classrooms are refurbished to a high standard.

“The college will also have a new commercial entrance where members of the public can enter to access the College’s restaurant, hairdressing and beauty services.”

Principal Paul Sherrington said: “Our new building with all its new facilities makes Banff and Buchan College a fantastic location for our students to learn in.

“The new building is bright, modern and has much more flexible space for the students to work, study and also mix with other students, this will hopefully make the learning experience very enjoyable for the people who study here.

“We are looking forward to completing the college 2012 redevelopment project in early 2012.”