A £4.9m building project at Brockenhurst College has been unveiled to the public.

A public information event took place on Tuesday in the College’s main hall.

Plans for the single-storey, modular structure at the back of the campus are currently at the pre-planning stage with New Forest National Park Authority.

The application is for a 1,200 square-metre building incorporating a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Independence Hub. The structure would also house the college’s existing foundation studies department.

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Guests were able to view 3D imagery, study specifications, watch a presentation and ask any questions they may have about the proposed development, which would open in 2023 if approved.

Under the plans, there would be ten new classrooms, social space, staff space, meeting rooms, a medical room, a hygiene room, and a sensory room, among other facilities.

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Vice Principal Limor Feingold said: “We have an ambitious timetable and are aiming for the new building to be completed by 31 March 2023.

“The new development would help us build on our strong reputation as a provider of SEND and Foundation Studies education, while also expanding our teaching space to support the ongoing demographic increase in 16-19 learners.”

A statutory public consultation process will begin once the application reaches the substantive planning stage.