Issued by Skegness Gateway.

WORK on a skills hub that will form a key part of the planned Skegness Gateway development has moved a step closer, following TEC Partnership completing the purchase of the land for its new Skegness TEC campus.

The college will offer vocational skills training across a range of much-needed subjects and has been described as an ‘economic game changer’ for Skegness by the team behind the project.

Courses at the college will be tailored around the needs of the local area, such as
construction, engineering, sustainability, advanced manufacturing, renewables and electric vehicles. Its development is being part-funded by £14m of Town Deal funding from the government and the Connected Coast Town Deal.

Having been granted planning permission for the project by East Lindsey District Council earlier this year, Croftmarsh – the land’s owner and the developer behind Skegness Gateway – has now handed the land over to TEC Partnership for them to begin work on building the skills hub.

Education plays a critical part in the regeneration of any area, and this partnership with Skegness TEC will ensure that the young people of the wider Skegness area will be able to gain the skills and accreditations they need without having to go elsewhere. The Skegness Gateway is all about regeneration for the town and developing much-needed skills is a really important part of what we are trying to achieve here.

Sue BowserCroftmarsh

The proposed Skegness Gateway – which is subject to a Local Development Order (LDO) with East Lindsey District Council – will create 1,000 new homes, hundreds of jobs, much-needed amenities, a learning campus and business opportunities to the west of the town.

Discussions around the LDO are progressing well, and this latest move with TEC Partnership is a sign of our commitment and dedication to transforming our home town of Skegness. The wider urban extension is essential to securing the town’s long-term future by creating thousands of jobs and homes, attracting a new generation of people to the area.

Sue BowserCroftmanship

We are very excited about inviting both existing learners and new learners into a fantastic new space that we are going to create for them.

The new building has got brilliant facilities that will enable them to develop the skills that they need to support the local economy of the future.

Adrian ClarkeGroup vice principal corporate services at TEC Partnership

It is great to see another positive step taken towards the new TEC campus, that will provide high-quality learning and training opportunities for both young people and adults right here in Skegness, without the need to travel further afield.

With courses specifically designed around the needs of the local area, I truly believe that this will be a game-changing development, not only for those looking to further their own skills and qualifications, but also for our local businesses and economy to grow and continuously improve the workforce through more training and recruitment.

Councillor Steve KirkEast Lindsey District Council portfolio holder for the coastal economy

The completion of the land purchase is fantastic news as it takes us a step closer to realising the ambition for the new Skegness Learning Campus.

The Learning Campus is our flagship Town Deal project in Skegness, and it’s set to be an
economic game changer for the local area, a place where learners can gain the skills and knowledge they need to get the jobs they want

The campus will offer an inspirational learning space, where people will be able to fulfil their potential, and I look forward to seeing the development progressing on site in 2024.

Chris BaronChair of Connected Coast

TEC Partnership’s plans as part of the Skegness Gateway brings an opportunity for education and skills to the local area, and are an important element of the town’s future, so we’re pleased to have been involved in assisting Croftmarsh in the land transaction to TEC Partnership.

The wider Skegness Gateway development is equally exciting, with forward-thinking and collaborative stakeholders, dedicated and passionate about securing a long-term future for the local area.

Rebecca JacksonPartner at Roythornes Solicitors

To find out more about Skegness Gateway, please visit the website at

L-R Adrian Clarke TEC Partnership Sue Bowser and Neil Sanderson Skegness Gateway.