Having served our Paisley campus well for 70 years this summer is likely to see the closure of our Oakshaw Building, primarily used to house many of our teaching workshop spaces. Routine inspections recently flagged the requirement for a number of remedial measures that would need to be urgently undertaken to keep the building functioning. Unfortunately the solutions required to keep the now life-expired Oakshaw fit for purpose are not cost effective and so the Board of Management has made a decision for the College to start building a semi-permanent replacement facility over the summer.
The purpose built, insulated building will be constructed on the vacant concrete hard-standing at the rear of the car park. It will allow the College to continue delivering high quality teaching and training for students and apprentices.
Class and staff room needs will be met by moves into our Renfrew and Renfrew North buildings and plans are underway to minimise disruption and ensure that all staff and students are informed at the earliest possible opportunity if there are any changes that may affect them.