Crewe Engineering and Design UTC was opened in two phases, with the Francis Webb building opening in September 2016 and the Joseph Locke building opening one year later in 2017. Working with BAM construction, the site has been transformed to create a unique learning environment for students aged 14-19 years old, who want to pursue their ambitions to have a career in the STEM sector. You can find us on West Street in Crewe, opposite the town centre.
Joseph Locke Building
Named after English Civil Engineer Joseph Locke, our new facility opened in September 2017 and was the final building to be constructed to finish our UTC site. The building is home to subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Humanities and the dining area.
The building has been designed to accommodate different styles of teaching and learning and has been given a splash of colour, inspired by Crewe UTC’s logo, to give classrooms and corridors a unique look.
The building features:
- A lecture theatre with bleacher seating which can be pushed back to accommodate an exam set up and pulled out to seat students for employer talks and assemblies.
- Presentation space in the entrance area where students can present their work and employers can deliver workshops.
- Classrooms on every floor which are a variety of sizes and layouts, so staff can create lessons which use different styles of teaching to engage and develop student’s learning.
- Computer suites on every floor which can be used for classes needing IT for research and Sixth Formers who have study time.
- Fully equipped kitchen and large dining space with a mixture of booths and bench seating. We work with Catering Academy, who develop and adapt menus to suit the needs of our students to provide them with delicious food to keep them energised throughout the day.
- We also have an outside area which includes 3 canopies so students can eat outside in the warmer weather and seating so students can get some fresh air during the day. We also have 2 playgrounds so students can play football and basketball.
- To promote our professional environment, we have created meeting rooms on every floor which staff, students and visitors can use to host their own meetings such as appointments with employers and updating fellow students on a group project.
- Car park with access via Meredith Street
Francis Webb Building
The Francis Webb building, named after the English Railway Engineer, is home to our Engineering and Design departments and is also a Sixth Form base. The refurbished building is a dedicated space for students to develop their understanding on their chosen Engineering specialism
The building features:
- An Engineering and Fabrication workshop, which has been kitted out with the latest industry standard equipment. Our workshop has lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, welding bay, woodwork and much more.
- A large design space which allows students to have a specific space to work independently or in groups to develop their design skills. The room contains computers which are used for computer aided design.
- Classroom on each floor and computer suites which Sixth Formers can also use in their study time. There are also rooms dedicated to specialisms in the Engineering industry such as Rail.
- Inside and outside dining area and changing spaces. The changing spaces are used for Key Stage 4 to change for Health and Exercise and for students to change into overalls before entering the workshop
- We also have a small gym which features machines and weights to support Heath and Exercise classes and for Sixth Formers to use in their free time.
See the transformation of our site!
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If you have a facility booking enquiry, please contact our Facilities Manager, Mr A Morrey, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01270 218150