New schools

Hampshire County Council’s planning application for the new 900-pupil secondary school was approved in June 2017.

Oakmoor School a brand new, state of the art secondary school sponsored by the University of Chichester and is situated in an amazing 22 acre tree lined site on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The school has been built on land that used to be owned by the Ministry of Defence. It opened its doors to students on November 11th Armistice Day 2019. The school will be located close to the new town centre and includes a range of new sports pitches and facilities.

Plans for the extension and improvement to the existing Bordon Junior School are underway along with those for a new, town centre based, primary school.

Future Skills Centre

On Monday 11th September 2017 the Future Skills Centre on Louisburg Barracks opened its doors to 26 students. The new facility, funded by Hampshire County Council and the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, will provide a variety of vocational training with a focus on construction skills for students over 16. Going from strength to strength with now over 80 students in 2019/20 including 31 full time students, 28 school pupils, 23 apprentices of which 12 are placed with W&B developers.

Business & Enterprise Centre

The former Sergeants’ Mess on Louisburg Barracks, Broxhead House, has been transformed into a Business and Enterprise Centre which is re-designed to provide modern and inspiring workspaces. The Business and Enterprise Centre, called BASE, will offer new office and training space for small businesses and in conjunction with the Future Skills Centre is expected to generate 500 new jobs. This has been led by the Homes England and run by Oxford Innovation, it opened autumn 2017. Now 100% occupied it boasts to be home to a diverse mix of start-ups, SMEs and high-growth businesses to create an exhilarating community of collaborators, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Business & Community Hub

The Chieftain and Centurion buildings on Quebec Park are being transformed into a new Business and Community Hub with a central glass room, which is home to  Café 1759. Cafe 1759 is a not for profit cafe, with a focus on health and well being, run by Radian and supported by volunteers. Having opened in 2018, in it’s first year it has created 8 jobs, 2 apprenticeships, served 13,312 customers and  36 people have attended the Food Academy, funded by EHDC Healthy New Town programme.