Role of a college in regeneration

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This presentation focuses on the role that Bournville College played in the regeneration of Longbridge. It was delivered to the Edgbaston Rotary Club in spring 2011.

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Role of a college in regeneration

  1. 1. The role of FE in the regeneration of South Birmingham<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. College Background<br /><ul><li>College recruits predominantly from the South West of Birmingham
  4. 4. South West of Birmingham comprises 33% of the City’s population
  5. 5. All wards ranked in top 50% of English wards based on the index of deprivation
  6. 6. Employment:
  7. 7. 31% of all jobs in public administration, health & education
  8. 8. 23% of all jobs in business services
  9. 9. 22% of all jobs in distribution and hospitality
  10. 10. Manufacturing declined by 10% since 2007
  11. 11. 50% of students are from the south of the college
  12. 12. Population in local wards from minority ethnic groups is between 5-10%. </li></li></ul><li>External Environment<br />Birmingham ranks as the second city with the highest unemployment rate (11.3%) and third most deprived.<br />Unemployment rate is high in all local awards (Weoley 11.4%,Northfield 8.9%, Kings Norton 10.6% and Longbridge 10.6%)<br />Local ward worklessness rates are higher than the city average (20.2%) – e.g. Weoley 22.9%, Longbridge 22.2% and Kings Norton 24.7% <br />Very high proportion of local population has no qualifications – from 26% in Weoley to 42% in Kings Norton (compared to 16% nationally) <br />Using KS4 GCSE measures 10 of the lowest performing schools are based in the South/South West boundary wards.<br />
  13. 13. IMPACT OF ROVER CLOSURE<br />At the closure of MG Rover in April 2005, the factory employed 6,500 employees, with the supply chain employing further 27,000 people. The College played a key part in the Rover Task Force (£170m support package)<br />The areas around the Rover plant (Longbridge and Northfield) were hardest hit by the closure. The impact spread on to local shops and restaurants, forcing some to close.<br />Two thirds of ex MG Rover workers have suffered wage falls - of an average of £5,640 per year in real terms<br />Almost a quarter of survey* respondents said they were in debt and 36 per cent said they are just about able to manage on their current incomes <br />*‘Life After Longbridge’: Three Years on. Pathways to Re-Employment in a Restructuring Economy’ by David Bailey, Caroline Chapain and Michelle Mahdon, University of Birmingham<br />
  14. 14. THE NEW £66 MILLION CAMPUS <br /><ul><li>Completion in September 2011
  15. 15. Ex-MG Rover Site in Longbridge
  16. 16. On the junction of the A38 Bristol Road South and Longbridge Lane </li></li></ul><li>
  17. 17. PART OF A BIGGER PICTURE<br /><ul><li> £1 billion regeneration project
  18. 18. New town centre for South West Birmingham
  19. 19. 468 acres
  20. 20. Mixed-use development
  21. 21. 24 shops and restaurants
  22. 22. a food store
  23. 23. a hotel
  24. 24. commercial offices
  25. 25. 40 apartments </li></li></ul><li>
  26. 26. A BOLD VISION <br /><ul><li> An investment of £66 million
  27. 27. 4.2 acres
  28. 28. 23,316 m² of concrete, glass and steel</li></li></ul><li>
  29. 29. THE NEXT GENERATION<br /><ul><li> A learning environment for the future
  30. 30. State-of-the-art, industry standard facilities
  31. 31. Business & Conference Venue
  32. 32. Sports facilities
  33. 33. Motor Vehicle Maintenance workshop</li></li></ul><li>
  34. 34. KEEPING YOU POSTED<br /><ul><li> Construction started in November 09
  35. 35. On schedule
  36. 36. Webcam link on the website
  37. 37. Regular updates</li></li></ul><li>Q & A<br />

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