Construction of the new modular building to house the School of Nursing Studies (SoNS) at the College of West Anglia’s King’s Lynn campus has been completed.
The £750,000 facility will see high quality training facilities developed at the site.
The build of the new training school was carried out over just two days by modular construction specialists the McAvoy Group.
College principal David Pomfret said: “We are excited to see the School of Nursing Studies really come to life with the modular construction of the building, bringing the provision of quality nursing training in state-of-the-art facilities ever closer for the local community.”
Alice Webster, chief nurse at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said: “I’m pleased to see the exciting work progressing to bring a new School of Nursing to West Norfolk.
“This important facility will support our future workforce needs and provide career opportunities for those in our local community wishing to study nursing closer to home.”
For the next phase of the build, the McAvoy Group will complete further external groundworks and internal fittings are due to begin soon.
The facility will consist of three rooms: a clinical room mirroring a real-life clinical environment with a new-scale hospital ward, a high-tech simulation suite equipped with simulation mannequins and a virtual augmented reality interface to provide clinical experience in a teaching environment and a skills room, focusing on clinical skills training such as cannulation.
The first apprentices will start their course in January.