New college building in Daventry opens doors to first intake

Finishing touches are being put to the UTC, in Ashby Road, Daventry
Finishing touches are being put to the UTC, in Ashby Road, Daventry

Students from Daventry University Technical College (UTC) will start the New Year in a state-of-the-art building opening on Monday.

The college says the new building, located on Ashby Road, has been built to high environmental standards, with first class facilities designed to provide an engaging, interesting and project-driven curriculum.

The first intake of students started in September 2013 but the UTC has been operating from the University of Northampton because the building was behind schedule.

It offers 14 to 19-year-olds a mix of academic studies, technical learning, employer-led design projects and work placements based around specialisms in the areas of engineering, modern methods of construction or environmental sustainability.

The University of Northampton is working in partnership with Moulton College, Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire County Council to offer young people an alternative to the traditional learning experience.

The UTC has cost £10 million and was spearheaded by Moulton College.

The principal of the UTC, David Edmondson, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming the students to their fantastic new college.

“The building is outstanding and is testament to the hard work and dedication from all involved in making this a reality. The new building combined with the superb array of specialist equipment, exciting and integrated curriculum and wonderful staff, will provide a tremendous learning environment for current and future students.

“I would like to extend an invitation to all future prospective students and their families to visit the UTC on our open day on Saturday, January 25.”

Look out next week for the first behind-the-scenes glimpse of the UTC in