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New £6.6m college campus in Hartlepool is complete

The building work is complete Photo: Cleveland College

The new £6.6 million Cleveland College of Art and Design campus in Hartlepool is complete.

From September, degree-level students will be welcomed to the campus.

The premises include studio, workshop and teaching spaces. It's the beginning of the regeneration of the Victorian Church Street area as a centre for the creative industries.

Paul Redman, divisional director at Esh Construction, said: “Like the innovative work produced by degree students, this building is a bold statement of art and design.”

The building is fitted with photo-chromatic panels, meaning its exterior changes colour depending on the viewing angle.

The building appears to be different colours when viewed from different angles Credit: Cleveland College

Tees Valley Combined Authority provided funding for the 45,000 sq ft space, which comprises a two storey teaching and administrative building, created from refurbished existing space and a three storey bespoke workshop and studio space on the site of the former Lynn Street Depot. The new facilities include flexible studio space, two seven metre double-height studios for photography and TV or film work, a refectory area, galley and administration space.