Opinion: New college will help town develop

A redeveloped Tresham will help Wellingborough grow, says Neil
A redeveloped Tresham will help Wellingborough grow, says Neil

Tresham College has undergone a huge change in the past decade, with another key piece of the jigsaw to be completed now that Wellingborough Council has backed the college’s plans to upgrade its third and final campus in the north of the county.

There is sometimes a tendency to think of times passed as better, but those who worked, visited or were taught in the former Tresham College buildings in both Kettering and Corby cannot possibly want a return to those days.

Both towns now have new multi-million pound purpose-built centres of learning for thousands of students in our area.

And now those who are taught in Wellingborough can look forward to experiencing the same improvements.

News that the Wellingborough campus is to get a £16m overhaul can only be good for the college and those who will be based there.

But it also signals the start of a regeneration of Wellingborough as a whole.

Modern, fit-for-purpose educational facilities are a pre-requisite for any town wishing to regenerate.

The changes in Corby were part of a major package of improvements that have transformed that town centre.

There will be high hopes in Wellingborough that the investment in the Tresham campus there – once the finances have been secured and the work is completed – can help have the same impact.

Neil Pickford, Editor