Seevic College celebrates opening of The Hub

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Rebecca Harris MP cuts the ribbon at The Hub Opening Ceremony.Students, staff, special VIP guests and members of the local community celebrated the opening of The Hub at Seevic College on Tuesday 21 January.

The Hub is a new, large open-plan social space for students and the focal point of a multimillion pound redevelopment project at the College.

The redevelopment project was undertaken throughout 2013 and saw a new curved roof added to the College’s main building, the creation of 26 modernised classrooms and a new Campus restaurant.

Images from the redevelopment of Seevic College in 2013

Special guest Rebecca Harris MP said: “I was delighted to be invited to this event and when I saw The Hub for the first time it really knocked me sideways – it’s breathtaking. Young people have phenomenal opportunities to do an incredible range of things in life.

"This College offers a fantastic range of courses to help them get there. I’ve always been a supporter of Seevic College and I want everyone in Benfleet to know about the superb opportunities that exist here for local people.”

"When I saw The Hub for the first time it knocked me sideways. It's breathtaking. "
Rebecca Harris MP

Seevic College Principal and Chief Executive Nick Spenceley said: “In the year ahead I am looking forward to continued improvements in results and further engagement with the local community, members of whom are with us tonight. It is my intention for Seevic College to become a real community resource for local people.”

Seevic College Student Governor Liam Purnell, 17, added: “New facilities such as The Hub, the Student Restaurant, and modernised classrooms are going to be hugely beneficial to students at the College.

"There was already a warm and friendly environment in place, but following the redevelopment work this is now even more the case.”

Images from the Opening Ceremony of The Hub

Established in 1972, Seevic College offers the widest choice of A-Levels in South Essex, in addition to Vocational and Professional Qualifications, Apprenticeships and Higher Education

In the most recent academic year, A-Level students at the College achieved more High Grades than ever before and a 98% overall pass rate. In addition, 90% of A-Level students were offered a place at their first choice university.

Young people and their parents are invited to see the College redevelopment at the College’s next Open Evening on Tuesday 4 February, 5.30 – 8pm.

The event will feature tours of the redeveloped Campus and a presentation by Principal Nick Spenceley.

Click here to pre-book online

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