Our College Campuses
The College consists of two sites:
Main Site, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal
The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.
In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.
The Arts and Media Campus
The Arts and Media Campus is where our very broad range of creative arts courses are based.
A £1.7 million purpose-built performance space, The Box, provides performing arts and technical theatre students with an iconic, professional theatre space.
The College has opened the Castle Dairy building as a restaurant and art gallery staffed by Kendal College apprentices, complementing Wildman Street Studios next door. The Castle Dairy also provides refreshments for Kendal Museum visitors and pre-theatre drinks for performing arts and music shows in The Box. The Castle Dairy operates as a real-world training environment for hospitality and catering students.
Kendal College manages Kendal Museum as part of a partnership agreement with South Lakeland District Council. For more information about Kendal Museum see their website at www.kendalmuseum.org.uk
The hub of the Arts and Media campus is The Allen, where Kendal College originated in the early twentieth century. The Allen hosts creative courses and has unrivalled facilities including music rehearsal booths, a fully equipped recording studio with Midas mixing desk, a music venue, photographic studio and darkroom, Mac studios and art studios.
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