PLANS for the redevelopment of a city centre college campus are going on display.

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (The Met) is inviting people to visit a public consultation exhibition on proposals to develop its Central Brighton Campus in Pelham Street.

The college, which offers technical, vocational and professional education to 15,000 students from 16 to adults, aims to invest in developing its facilities, particularly helping address the regional skills shortages in creative, digital and IT businesses.

Nick Juba, CEO of The Met, said, “We have the opportunity to create a state of the art centre for creative and digital industries that will teach and train the next generation of talent for this sector on a local and regional level.

“We also need ground floor level, shop front areas for our nationally acclaimed hair and beauty and catering courses, to invite the public in to use our services and help give practical experience to our students.”

Following the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College in 2017, the college now has five sites in Sussex and its Pelham Street campus in the heart of Brighton is the only one without recent significant investment.

The college is proposing to partially refurbish the tower, prioritising the educational facilities inside, and to build a new modern facility adjoining Pelham Tower on the college car park to create a new centre for creative and digital industries and a “shop front” for the service industry curriculum, with ground floor access to hair and beauty services and a café.

Proposals will also provide an improved entrance and arrival at the college and attractive outdoor space.

The buildings on the east side of Pelham Street are proposed to be redeveloped as new homes to fund the improved college facilities, along with a £5 million Coast to Capital LEP grant as reported in The Argus last month.

The exhibition will be held from midday to 8pm tomorrow and 10am to 4pm on Saturday in Pelham Street.