Our Ore Valley campus is a modern 7,000 square metre building and sees learning come to life

It is home to our Construction, Engineering, IT and Computing, and Music subjects. Our workshops and equipment are industry standard, meaning our students are well prepared for work once they finish their studies.

The lower ground floor

Realistic Working Environment

In the realistic working environment on the lower ground floor we have live build areas where our bricklaying, carpentry and engineering students are able to learn their trades.


Bricklaying students are able to practise their skills in building and block work, inside the workshop and outside in the construction yard.


Carpentry students use the workshop to learn hand tool techniques and then use the realistic working environment to construct timber frame structures, hang doors, fit flooring, and put together roof trusses.


Engineering students learn workshop practices and understand how to use lathes, mills, and welders in the engineering workshop.

On the ground floor


Up on the ground floor we have the rest of our construction subject workshops. Our Plumbing students are able to cut, bend, and solder copper piping while working in their own plumbing bay to understand domestic, industrial, and commercial plumbing.


Electrical installation students also benefit from their own electrical bay to understand the principles of electricity and understand how to wire a house.

Painting and Decorating

The Painting and Decorating workshop supplies students with a range of industry standard tools and small-sized rooms so that they can practise a range of decorative techniques. Students are able to paint walls, doors, fixtures and fittings, as well as hang wallpaper and apply other specialist finishes.

The first floor

Engineering Theory Rooms

On the first floor you will find our Engineering theory classrooms. Here, our Level 3 Engineering students delve deeper into the theory of engineering, explore computer-aided design, and experiment with the 3D printer.

Computing Suite

Our IT and Computing suites are on the opposite side of the floor and are packed with the latest hardware and software for our students to use while coding websites, creating databases, and designing their own computer games. They also get the chance to test out the latest virtual reality games on the HTC Vive.

On the second floor

Music suite

Our Music studio is on the second floor and is fitted with a sound booth, perfect for composing and recording music. Music students also have the luxury of playing a whole range of musical instruments ranging from piano to drums. Each digital audio workstation also has the latest recording and sequencing software such as Steinberg Cubase Pro 9.5, Native Instruments Komplete 11, Allen and Heath QU 16 RK 19 mixer, Nord Electro 6 Synthesizer.


Our Library is also on the second floor. Not quite as big as the one at Station Plaza, but it is still stocked with everything you need to help you with your studies.

Ore Valley Campus

East Sussex College
Parker Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3SU
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Tel: 030 300 39400
Email: hastings.info@escg.ac.uk
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