£11m technical college at Stansted Airport given planning permission by Uttlesford District Council

CGI image of proposed technical college at Stansted Airport

CGI image of proposed technical college at Stansted Airport - Credit: Archant

Designs for a £11million technical college at Stansted Airport have been given planning permission.

The two-storey facility, which will be run by Harlow College, is to be located on a one-acre site near the long-stay car park and Novotel Hotel.

More than 500 people are expected to train at the college each year and it is hoped the initiative will help to bridge the skills gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects as well as specific airport areas such as aircraft and airport engineering, business studies, logistics and supply chain management.

Work is expected to start on the site later this year with an expected opening date of the 2018 autumn term.

Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said: “Securing, developing and retaining the right talent and skills at a growing airport like Stansted is critical to our business, our 200+ on-site business partners and the long-term prosperity of the region.”

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