Students Settle in to New Vocational Centre

January 19, 2012 - News

More than 100 students from Ashton Community Science College and other Preston schools have started the New Year in new learning facilities.

Refurbished by North West-based Conlon construction, the 620 sq m salon facilities within the Renaissance Centre on Ribbleton Hall Drive in Ribbleton provide accommodation for 14-19 year-old learners studying vocational courses in hair and beauty.

The £0.5m development, which has replaced old science rooms, boasts state-of-the-art hair and beauty facilities, including two hair salons, two beauty salons with massage areas and manicure stations, a teaching room, an ICT Suite and a new reception.

Construction director at Conlon Construction, Michael Conlon, said:

Conlon has extensive experience in the education sector and it is great to see Ashton College students settled in to the new facilities which will benefit young people in the area for many years to come.

Janet Hoyle, head of the Renaissance Centre, added:

The centre is a fantastic facility, the students love it and they say it really doesn’t feel like a school. We wanted to make the environment really modern so that students feel like they are in a place of work to prepare them for when they leave full-time education.”