Projects: Central St Michaels Sandwell Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Centre

  • Investment
    £5,200,000 consisting of £2,700,000 Towns Fund and £450,000 match funding from Sandwell College and £2,030,000 from Department for Education
  • Timeline

    Start: November 2021

    Delivery: September 2023

  • Location
    404 High Street, West Bromwich B70 9LB

The Central St Michaels Sandwell Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Centre will grow West Bromwich's education hub by building a new campus on West Bromwich High Street.

This scheme is complete!

Formally known as the ‘Sandwell Civil and Mechanical Engineering Centre’, the Central St Michaels Sandwell Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Centre welcomed their first set of students to the new learning campus on High Street, West Bromwich in September 2023. This is the second West Bromwich Towns Fund project to complete. 

The new learning facility will support higher and advanced level skills and qualifications for students at both Central Saint Michael’s Sixth Form and Sandwell College. It will include electrical and mechanical labs, digital computer labs that will support both Building Information Modelling (BIM) software and computer aided design (CAD) along with an engineering laboratory virtual instrumentation suite (ELVIS). Also included, and a first of its kind for the Black Country, is a ‘Festo Suite’  preparing people and companies for the digital future in production and new technologies.

Works commenced on site in November 2022 and were completed in August 2023. The centre was constructed via a modular build by Portakabin.

Find out more, visit www.sandwell.ac.uk.

Deliverables

  • 29 temporary Full Time (FT) jobs supported during project implementation
  • 4 full-time equivalent (FTE) permanent jobs created through the project
  • 900sqm land remediated
  • 400 learners assisted