September 2014 sees the grand unveiling of a new £45 million Thurrock Campus in Grays which will include restaurants, health facilities, shops and an advice centre. There will also be specialist workshop and studio spaces linked to courses for technology, media and creative arts, and facilities for art, design, logistics, engineering and IT courses.
There will also be key areas available for public and community use. Hair and beauty salons, a restaurant and coffee shop will also be open to the public and are destined to breathe new life back into Grays.
The redevelopment will comprise of two buildings: the West Building and the East Building. An outdoor seating area will link the two buildings and the existing grassed area to the south will remain. The four-storey West Building will be accessible to students, staff and members of the public and will contain restaurants, health provision, a presentation space, a shop and an advice centre.