Falmouth Marine School
Falmouth Marine School (FMS) is the only specialist marine education provider in the region.
However, the Marine School building is not fit-for-purpose. The building quality is poor, workshops and laboratories are inadequate and much of the equipment is outdated. As a result, the medium and higher level technical skills needs of the marine sector in Cornwall are not being fully met.
This project will remodel, redevelop and refurbish 1,929m2 of poor, inefficient 1960s building to meet modern standards of efficiency. It will provide specialist facilities for delivery of medium and higher level technical marine skills, i.e. workshops and laboratories, plus flexible space for delivery of transferable employability, basic skills, business and management skills.
This project will enable Falmouth Marine School to respond to the current and future technical skills requirements of the marine sector in Cornwall, the value of which is estimated to be £400m per annum and which is predicted to grow as a result of the region’s designation as the UK’s first Marine Energy Park.