There’s lots going on behind the scenes on our various projects and today we’re excited to share a first look around the construction site at Hereford College of Arts.

At the College Road Campus, two run-down 20th Century extensions to the listed building are being transformed. They will become a flagship, industry-standard teaching and learning base focusing on creative digital skills in film, animation, games design, augmented reality, interface design and more.

The HCA Digital Skills Centre is set to open in the spring and will be instrumental in helping create a new generation of digital talent. Applications are now open for two new degrees starting September 2024, in Digital Content Design and Games Design.

It’s not only degree students who will benefit from the new centre as facilities will also be opened up for school age Saturday clubs and adult short courses.

It’s a key element of Stronger Hereford’s aim to create more opportunities to develop skills, access training and, ultimately, enhance employment prospects.

The centre has been designed by the award-winning, Herefordshire-based, Kate Darby Architects, with C J Bayliss Hereford as the appointed building contractor.