College principal David Pomfret, left, at the demolition site with Adrian Debney, senior nurse educator of the new School of Nursing Studies. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Building work is under way on the new King’s Lynn School of Nursing Studies.

The first students are due to begin their studies at the school, being built at the College of West Anglia, in January.

A print room at the Tennyson Avenue campus has now been demolished ready for construction of the new training facility.

The school, including a replica hospital ward, was announced last year following a £597,000 grant from the government’s Town Deal Accelerated Funding scheme.

Funding was confirmed in the autumn following a successful bid by the college and the town’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, supported by West Norfolk Council and the Town Deal Board. 

The first 20 students are to be recruited directly from the QEH onto the new Level 5 Nursing Associate Apprenticeship and to support its registration as a training provider with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the school will collaborate with Anglia Ruskin University to deliver courses.