Writtle to spend £3m on expansion

21 April 2000

Writtle to spend £3m on expansion

WRITTLE College is to spend more than £3m in the next year on improvements and expansion, the largest single capital outlay in the institutions 100-year history.

The college, which teaches over 2000 full-time students from its Writtle and Shuttleworth sites, is revamping its 230ha (570 acre) estate near Chelmsford.

The dairy unit at Dawes Farm will close this autumn, but students will retain practical experience through partnership agreements with local dairy farmers. A suckler herd is planned and the arable enterprise will increase. A new animal behaviour and welfare centre will be created. &#42

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