Projects Map

Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAE)


Approval Status

Fully Approved

Delivery Status

GPF project delivered

Project Completion Date

Autumn 2018

The Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAE) centre is at the core of the College’s curriculum and estates plans moving forward.

The CAE centre is the first and critical project in a suite of three developments facilitated through the College disposing of its existing Basildon (Nethermayne) campus, in partnership with wider Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) land to Redrow Homes PLC. £2,000,000 (Two million pounds) is sought to be used as part of the acquisition and fit out costs for the new site, £12,005,400.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.


SELEP Capital Investment Programme

Growing Places Fund

The Growing Places Fund (GPF) was established by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011. The aim of this funding is to unlock economic growth, create jobs and ‘kick-start’ house building at stalled development sites.

The GPF was made available to SELEP for investment as a recyclable loan scheme. Loan repayment schedules for each project are agreed within the credit agreement which is put in place at the start of the project. Repayments against these projects are returned to the central pot for reallocation to new projects.

Through the GPF Round 1 awards, a total of £47.459m GPF was awarded to 13 capital infrastructure projects across the South East LEP area. Initial repayments are now being made by some of the Round 1 projects which has allowed funding totalling £9.317m to be awarded to a further 8 projects through GPF Round 2.

Funding value: £1,150
Total Project cost: £12,005
Return to Capital Investment