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Digi-Tech Factory moves a step closer

21st October 2019 – Tags: Digi-Tech Factory, digital skills

Exciting plans for a major new building for digital skills have moved a big step closer after the Digi-Tech Factory was granted planning permission by Norwich City Council.

The new building will provide industry-standard facilities for a combination of both new and existing courses in digital skills. 

Designed by Coffey Architects in collaboration with Pro:works, the Digi-Tech Factory will provide a modern, industry-standard and efficient environment to bring together digital technology, engineering and design courses. 

It will be home to a wide range of full- and part-time courses, as well as apprenticeship learning, from creative media, to software and programming, and ‘hard’ digital skills relating to networking, infrastructure development, electronics and automated manufacturing. 

The 3-floor building will be situated adjacent to the award-winning Creative Arts Building on our Ipswich Road campus.  The 1970’s Southwell Building was demolished this summer to make way for the new build.  

Commenting on the granting of planning permission for the new building, Jerry White, Deputy Principal, said:

It is a significant step in making a reality of the project. We are really pleased that the plans we put together were accepted - the planners could really see what we were trying to achieve and that is a credit to the team working here and the architects.