Old College still teaching

Swindons old College building, which is in the process of demolition is still being used for teaching.

The old Swindon College in the town centre is gradually being taken down six years after the last students left to a new building at North Star.

However the site provided a last opportunity to guide and instruct when a team of volunteers from the international emergency rescue service Rapid UK spent 8 June in the pouring rain imagining that the derelict building and piles of steel and rubble was the site of search and rescue after an earthquake or in a disaster zone.

Once demolition is complete development company Ashfield Land will be building a six-screen digital multiplex cinema to be occupied by Cineworld, eight restaurants and a Morrisons supermarket, as well as a 450-space car park. The cost of the project is £50 million.