There are some buildings in Hastings that offer a surprise and a Wow factor as you walk through the door and for those who enter the vast atrium of Sussex Coast College Station Plaza, for the first time, that’s exactly the response one often gets….
It’s more than just a venue of Further and Higher Education although that does and will remain the prime function of this wonderfully spacious and modern building. What many of Hastings’ people fail to appreciate is that the front doors are indeed, open to the public. Sussex Coast College is ‘Open for Business’!
So, what’s inside? In no particular order, there are an array of services that most of us use at various times. Although at ‘thebestof…’ we are all for supporting Independent businesses, you cannot argue that both Costa Coffee and Subway provide a service that appeals to most of us from time to time. The latter has an entrance from the outside but to use the coffee shop, you need to make your way past the reception area, over to your right as you enter the building.
Added to these two more everyday names is the opportunity for fine dining at the Coast Restaurant on the first floor – not open all of the time – check the College website for opening times but its well worth a visit.
And if you’ve piled on too many calories, then the College also offers Gym facilities with an easy monthly membership package, with splendid views of the atrium as you work-out!
If you’re fed up with paying high street prices for your hair and beauty treatments, then there’s an alternative here at Sussex Coast. The salon, to include barbering too, is open to the general public but be prepared to book and there could be a wait as the services are becoming increasingly popular.
For the more ‘arty’ amongst you, and there are a fair few lovers of art in this town, the College offer an Art Shop for all your creative needs. Added to that, later this month sees the opening of a brand new Pitman Training Centre – want to retrain in administration or IT? - Then there are plenty of online learning opportunities.
Finally, but by no means least, Sussex Coast also offer events lettings to local Commercial businesses – want to hold your business event offsite? – With modern presentation facilities within the spacious ground floor, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And for the charitable sector, the College also offer discounted community rates.
So, in summary… at Sussex Coast College Hastings, there’s just about something for everyone. Pop in and say ‘hello’ – I promise you the Wow factor if you haven’t stepped inside before!
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