CONSULTATION TAKING PLACE ON PLANS TO TRANSFORM THE DUNKIRK FIRE STATION SITE INTO THE NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Nottingham University Trent Building is hosting a public meeting (6.00 pm, Tuesday, 12 February 2013) to discuss recently revealed plans to site the newly-created Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology on the former Dunkirk Fire Station.

The Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology Trust has bought the site from the Fire Authority and the City Council for around £2m.

The Trust, which is run by Nottingham University and the Djanogly Learning Trust, has signed a deal with Toshiba, which will be the main employer partner. Backing has also been secured from Boots, Siemens, Experian, Rolls Royce and BT.

The Academy, which hopes to open in September 2014,  aims to cater for around 860 students aged 14 to 19, drawn from a 25 mile radius of the site, by 2017.