Richmond upon Thames College has announced it's exchanged contracts on the land in Egerton Road, Twickenham, with Clarion Housing.

The sale of the 4.8 acres land enables the college to progress with its ambitious redevelopment plans to build a new 'state-of-the-art' college campus on the site’s remaining land, adjacent to the A316 opposite the world famous Twickenham Rugby Ground and less than 10 minutes walk from Twickenham Station.

Robin Ghurbhurun, principal and CEO, said: “I am delighted that we have exchanged on the sale of the land and I would like to congratulate Clarion on acquiring such a great site for much needed affordable housing in the area. “The sale of land to Clarion ensures that Richmond upon Thames College is now in a strong financial position to realise its plans and develop a state of the art new college campus as part of the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus.

“This innovative campus will comprise new high tech college buildings, a new secondary school, purpose-built accommodation for Clarendon School and a new tech hub and digital media incubator for Haymarket Media Group. "The campus will benefit people in the local and regional area by offering first class education and training along with a wide range of excellent facilities that will be available to the wider community."

At the end of 2019, the college will move out of its existing buildings into the new campus, at which time demolition work will begin on the old buildings to make way for the housing development.

Philip Browne, new business and partnerships director for Clarion Housing, said: “We are pleased to have exchanged contracts on these two sites which will enable us to deliver a total of 180 much-needed affordable homes.

“We are working collaboratively with Richmond upon Thames College and are playing a key role in enabling the redevelopment of the college campus.”