The former Public building in West Bromwich has been converted to become Central Sixth - the sixth form campus for Sandwell College with spaces for an exciting arts programme and business support activities.
The Public was run as a community arts centre and business space from 2008 to November 2013 by Sandwell Arts Trust. In December 2013, Sandwell Council agreed a formal 25 year partnership with Sandwell College to provide a long-term, financially viable future for the building, including a fantastic new learning environment for young people.
Located next to the New Square shopping centre and a short walk from Sandwell College's Central Campus, the Central Sixth campus opened to students in September 2014. It was officially opened by Prince Edward HRH The Earl of Wessex, on the 1st October 2014.
To find out about sixth form courses at the college, visit Sandwell College's website or call 0800 622 006.
We've got a series of photographs that capture the transformation from The Public to the new sixth form campus Central Sixth.