A £1 million transformation of Dudley College of Technology’s Brierley Hill building has been completed.

The Art and Design department has been refurbished to provide dedicated teaching and learning facilities for students taking new T level qualifications – providing technical teaching at A level standard

The new-look three-storey building in Venture Way will be home for budding IT, design and gaming professionals. The T Level courses are a mixture of classroom learning and 'on-the-job' experience.

Office design firm Overbury have created a series of open plan and collaborative workspaces on all three floors, comprising new VR, computer suites for games design and a purpose built TV studio and motion capture suite.

The 14-week refurbishment programme was in time for the start of the academic year.

Neil Thomas, chief executive and principal, Dudley College of Technology, said: “We are really pleased to see the new digital facilities up and running.

“The college is one of the first in the country to be delivering the new digital T levels as part of the government agenda to drive excellence in technical education.

“This new facility will mean those students have the first class facilities they deserve to study.”