Familiar Forth Valley College building to be demolished

Forth Valley College's Middlefield building will soon be no more
Forth Valley College's Middlefield building will soon be no more
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More than three decades of history is being reduced to rubble to make way for a new ‘seat of learning’.

Falkirk College of Technology in Grangemouth Road opened in 1981 and became a key part of Forth Valley College which has put thousands of students on the road to success.

Now it is to be replaced with a £70 million state-of-the-art campus that will be its new headquarters and offer science and engineering courses and advanced level training in computing, construction, sport, hairdressing, beauty therapy, healthcare and early years.

The demolition of the Middlefield Building, the former SGS Factory which, after being converted into classrooms and workshops, was used up until last April, will be completed by March with the new build expected to be ready in 2018.

Forth Valley College Principal Dr Ken Thomson said: “This is the beginning of a new chapter. The Middlefield Building played an important role in our history, but now we have an opportunity to develop a campus which will offer outstanding facilities. These are exciting times for the college and the local community.”