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We have spent tens of millions of pounds and more than a decade developing our world-class campus into what it is today.

Each of our buildings is truly unique and contains everything you need to succeed in your chosen subject. Here is a small taste of what gives our campus its wow factor:

  • Convenient and accessible town centre location
  • State-of-the-art teaching spaces
  • Two huge libraries featuring thousands of books, journals, computers and tablets
  • Plenty of social spaces to relax in
  • Numerous cafés and restaurants serving delicious food and drink — including Starbucks
  • Home of Lancashire’s top-rated restaurant
  • Dedicated prayer facilities
  • FREE Wi-Fi across campus
  • On-site leisure facilities include a gym and pool
  • On-site salon and spa

Beacon Centre

The £18.3m Beacon Centre is our flagship building and opened in 2012. Designed with both function and sustainability in mind, it features a myriad of modern, beautifully-designed teaching spaces, social spaces and other amenities that enhance the student experience.

Key Features

  • Purpose-built classrooms and teaching spaces
  • State-of-the-art Creative Arts studio spaces, print rooms and Apple Mac suites
  • Photography darkroom
  • Mock aircraft cabin for Travel and Tourism
  • Mock hospital ward for Health and Social Care
  • Library with thousands of books, journals, computers and tablets you can borrow — with dedicated quiet zones to enjoy them in
  • Beacon Centre Café serving hot and cold food and beverages — including Starbucks
  • The Hub — home of administrative and student services, careers advice and student finance

Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH)

The £5.5m Regional Automotive Technology Hub (RATH) — opened in 2014 — was developed collaboratively with leading dealerships including Bowker BMW and Simpsons Skoda. RATH is also a student-supported commercial garage, offering a number of services to the public.

Key Features

  • Developed collaboratively with Chorley Nissan, Blackburn Audi, Bowker BMW, Simpsons Skoda and the Institute of the Motor Industry
  • Real-world garage and workshop environment with commercial MOT lane
  • Diagnostics laboratory
  • A range of hybrid and electric vehicles to develop future-proofed skills

Construction Centre

The Construction Centre features all the practical facilities needed for future tradesmen and construction workers to master their craft. This includes purpose-built workshops for brickwork, plumbing, carpentry, joinery and fitted interiors.

Key Features

  • Modern construction facilities, materials and working practices
  • Purpose-built workshops for brickwork, plumbing, carpentry, joinery and fitted interiors

Sports and Leisure Centre

The £13.5m Sports and Leisure Centre opened in 2015 and features state-of-the-art fitness and leisure facilities open to all our students. It is also home to Sport courses — where two deluxe sport halls can accommodate a myriad of different sporting activities.

Key Features

  • 2 deluxe, multi-sport halls
  • 6-lane swimming pool with a water slide
  • 80-station gym and fitness suite
  • Aerobics studio
  • Spin studio
  • Physiotherapy laboratory

Futures Centre

The £7m Futures Centre opened in 2013 and is home to a diverse mix of curriculum areas including Engineering, Media and Music. The building is equipped with world-class facilities featuring modern technologies, covering a range of spaces such as classrooms, workshops and studios.

Key Features

  • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops and classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery
  • Electrical Installation workshops
  • Media and television studio, control room and Apple Mac edit suites
  • Music recording studio with professional mixing and production facilities

Elizabeth Building

The Elizabeth Building is home to Academy Hair and Beauty and Scholars Training Restaurant; both of which are student-run enterprises and open to the public. Scholars are currently Lancashire’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.

Key Features

  • Academy Hair and Beauty features hairdressing and barbering salons, beauty therapy and spa facilities - all open to the public.
  • Scholars Restaurant features a training restaurant open to the public and a number of professional kitchen facilities.
  • Food4Thought serves delicious hot and cold food and drink

Victoria Building

The iconic Grade II-listed Victoria Building dates back to 1888 and is steeped in local heritage. In the modern day, it is home to Skills for Work and Fine Art — the latter of which occupies a beautiful top-floor studio space featuring heaps of natural light.

Key Features

  • Grade II-listed and was the original Blackburn College building
  • Home to Skills for Work, Media Makeup and Fine Art
  • Beautiful Fine Art top-floor studio space with heaps of natural light
  • Additional Music practice rooms