Negotiations ongoing to find new purpose for former rail college site in Doncaster

Doncaster Council has issued an update on the future of the now closed National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure (NCATI).
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It was announced in April that NCATI would be closing just six years after it opened.

The site was initially built to train engineers to work on HS2, and later became a general transport college after the project was scrapped in Yorkshire.

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In July, Doncaster Council officials announced that they were searching for an alternative use for the site for it to reopen.

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On Tuesday (29 August) Councillor Lani-Mae Ball, Cabinet Member for Early Help, Education, Skills and Young People, gave an update on the search for a new purpose for the site: “Since Cabinet considered an update report in July, we have been working hard to find a partner for the site that would be true to its original purpose – deeply rooted in skills, training and learning. We are determined to continue this educational use of the site and have been having a range of discussions with those potential partners.

“I am pleased with the positive nature of the conversations and we have had very strong interest. I hope to share further news as soon as we conclude negotiations.

“It is very encouraging that this site is an attractive proposition to develop a new and exciting offer which supports local strategic plans for skills and economy and on the back of the news around a second UTC in Doncaster further underlines our commitment to grow and develop a range of opportunities in our city.”