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Boris Johnson opens new college campus

PUBLISHED: 15:51 08 October 2014 | UPDATED: 15:51 08 October 2014

Bexley College principal Danny Ridgeway with London Mayor Boris Johnson at the opening of the new campus

Bexley College principal Danny Ridgeway with London Mayor Boris Johnson at the opening of the new campus

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£20 million building takes student numbers to 3,000

London Mayor Boris Johnson has officially opened Bexley College’s new campus in Erith.

Mr Johnson unveiled a commemorative plaque in a ceremony attended by staff and governors yesterday at the £20 million campus in Walnut Tree Road.

Its facilities include IT suites, a media studio, and industry-standard hair and beauty salons and a coffee shop which are open to the public.

The college provides vocational and university-level qualifications for 3,000 school leavers and adults across its two campuses.

Mr Johnson, who toured the college to see students at work, said: “This fantastic new campus offers state-of-the-art facilities alongside practical qualifications.”

College principal Danny Ridgeway added: “The future of the college is looking bright, with this £20 million investment kick-starting the regeneration of Erith.

“I would like to thank the Mayor for returning to the campus to open the new building, and our many partners, including Bexley Council, Osborne’s and the community in Erith, who made this project possible.

“As a token of thanks to the community, we will be inviting them all to our open day.”

The open day takes place on Saturday, November 22 from 10am to 2pm.

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