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College Facilities

Cardinal Newman College is situated in the heart of Preston City Centre. It is set on a unique and compact campus within a five minute walk of the bus station and a 10 minute walk from the railway station.

Brand New State-of-the-Art Gym

Opened in September 2016, the brand new gym is located in the St Augustine Building, along with the College’s Sports and Activities Halls. It comprises of a variety of top of the range Technogym equipment, including cardio, free weights and resistance machines, all in a fully air conditioned fitness facility.

The facility is available for staff and students to use, with sports students in particular looking forward to the extra training advantage. In addition to more traditional training methods like Olympic weightlifting bars, a power rack, treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and rowing machines, students can take advantage of the Technogym dual adjustable pulley system. This allows a wide range of sporting movements to be accurately replicated and trained for with added loads of up to 100kg to help improve specific sports performance.

The gym caters for all with our resistance machines having the option of fold-away seats for wheelchair users to access, ensuring that all levels of ability are catered for. Technogym also have an app, which students can download, so that they can scan each piece of equipment with their smartphone and view a video of how to correctly use it, as well as store their training progress in the cloud.

St Francis Building

Added to Cardinal Newman’s already fantastic facilities in 2015, St Francis is home to new state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as housing a fantastic Mango Bean coffee shop and excellent Open Learning spaces for students to use in their free time.

Subjects in this building include: Maths and Sociology.

St Cecilia Building

Our £11 million St Cecilia building opened in March 2009 and has been a fabulous addition to the College facilities. The five storey building houses our Music Academy, our Language courses (including language labs and IT suites), English, Media, Film as well as our RE department. Along with classrooms and facilities for these subjects, there is also a state-of-the-art TV studio, fully equipped photography studios, music practice rooms, recording suites and performance studio.

Subjects in this building include: Creative Media, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Media Studies, Film Studies, Music, English and Modern Foreign Languages.

St Augustine Building

This building now hosts a variety of newly renovated classrooms and drama/dance studios as well as the original sports facilities. This fantastic complex is an excellent addition to the campus as students studying Sport, Health & Social Care, Dance and Performing Arts now have a new dedicated space for their course requirements.

St James Art & Design Centre

Art & Design courses are taught in the listed St James’ Art & Design centre. The building stands alone within the College grounds and offers Art students a unique and creative atmosphere in which to work. The internal areas are light, spacious and flexible in their use. The existing building is linked to the new extension by the introduction of a common foyer. Adjacent to the site is the old Coach House, which has also been renovated to provide further Art facilities.

St Mary Building

Our Science and Humanities subjects are all taught within the purpose built St Mary’s building, which is located opposite the main site. The building was originally opened in 1986 but was extended and refurbished in 2008. As well as housing state-of-the-art laboratories and a large Open Learning Centre, St Mary’s now has brand new facilities for some subjects.

Subjects in this building include: Philosophy, Religious Studies, Law, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Travel & Tourism.

Main Building

The main college buildings are centred in a Georgian Mansion within stunning grounds which include a lake and wooded areas.  The grounds include picnic areas and landscaped gardens.

St Bede Building

Formally known as the East Wing of the college this area has been totally refurbished and now houses Geography, History and Government and politics in state-of-the-art classrooms. It also provides students with a huge range of social spaces and catering options, including The Deli sandwich bar, Neo Pizza, Costa Coffee outlet & canteen, and The Terrace.

Subjects in this building include: Politics, History and Geography.

St Wilfrid Building

Formerly known as the West Wing, the St Wilfrid Building has two impressive theatres and also has more state-of-the-art classrooms.

Subjects in this building include: Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, ICT, Computing, Economics and Business.

St Theresa Building

The college had the addition of a modular build in 2016. This building, St Theresa’s, was built to accommodate the college’s excellent R.E programme. St Theresa’s acts as a space for learning, relaxation and time away from a student’s busy schedule.

Factory Lane Sports Ground

The College recently invested in a new Pavilion at their Factory Lane Sports Ground for our many sports teams including the Football Centre of Excellence. The Pavilion was officially opened by MP Andy Burnham and Everton’s Graham Sharp ahead of a charity football match between Andy Burnham’s, Everton 11 and coach Sean Haslegrave’s, Preston 11. Raising funds for CRY and Everton in the Community.

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