NZMA has revealed exciting new plans for a purpose-built campus in Auckland’s hottest hub, Sylvia Park.
Scheduled to open in February, the campus will be a magnet for those looking to study hospitality and cookery. After stage one of the project, the facilities will include multiple computer suites, a student computer lab, two fully-equipped training kitchens and a fully-functioning café. The cleverly-designed space will also house dedicated training areas for restaurant, bar and barista service that can be opened up into one large function space – the ideal venue for NZMA’s much-anticipated industry functions. Initially housing up to 700 students per week, once completed the new campus will be home to more than 1,000 students per week.
“Plans have recently been finalised and construction is now underway,” says NZMA Director of Business Development, Mark Worsop.
“It is a very exciting step forward for the organisation. Sylvia Park is a thriving location, right in the heart of the industries in which we specialise. Carbine Road is the ideal spot for our new NZMA Campus.”
To ensure all students benefit from the impressive new training facility, NZMA’s Auckland Central and Panmure campuses will close at the end of this year, with students transferring to Sylvia Park for 2014.
“Our students are really going to enjoy studying here. It’s very convenient as far as public transport goes, and of course Sylvia Park is a shopping mecca.”
Current construction work marks “phase one” of the provider’s Sylvia Park project, however Mark says there are plans in the pipeline for further development, including a third training kitchen.
Also new for the provider is another campus in Otahuhu, which has been opened specifically for construction training. Located in Moa Street, the premises are just a short walk from NZMA Auckland South, enabling construction students to utilise that campus’s great facilities.
Mark says, like Sylvia Park, the new construction campus has plenty of potential for further expansion as NZMA grows its provision of trades training.