The Houghall Campus
Our Houghall Campus, in Durham, is a leading provider of land-based training and education in the North and has recently undergone an exciting £12.75 million redevelopment.
Check out the redevelopment in this stunning video
As well as an extensive and challenging refurbishment of the main entrance front building, which was built in 1937/8, the completion of the project saw a number of stunning new facilities open September 2016; including a brand-new small animal care centre, agricultural centre, equine centre, brand new science labs and IT suites, and new enhanced access and parking facilities.
The purpose-built Small Animal Care Centre houses a range of small mammals, birds, reptiles and aquatics - as well as a new commercial dog grooming salon and 22-bay dog kennel unit, complete with dog agility and dog walking areas.
The stunning new Houghall Equine Centre boasts a 28-stable block accommodation, training workshops, tack room, automatic horse-walker and an international-standard 40m x 40m indoor arena to complement an existing 60m x 40m all-weather menage, cross-country trail, schooling field and 20-acre paddock.
The new Agricultural Centre includes a pig unit and cattle unit with forage store to supplement the existing sheep unit down at the farm site.
Each new and refurbished building also boasts additional classroom/workshop space, staff and student changing facilities and welfare support areas.
Land Based Courses
Courses are available in agriculture, animal care, arboriculture & forestry, countryside management, dog grooming, equine studies, floristry, horticulture & gardening and veterinary nursing.
Check out the Houghall courses section of the website for details.
- Stunning 476-acre estate with working farm
- New purpose-built small animal care centre is home to a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics, small mammals and an aviary.
- New commercial dog grooming studio
- New 22-bay dog kennel unit
- New dog agility and walking area
- New specialist veterinary nursing training facilities
- New agricultural centre with pig unit and cattle unit with forage store, plus an existing sheep unit
- Stunning new equine centre with 28 stables, training workshops, tack room, an international-standard 40m x 40m indoor arena and a 60m x 40m all-weather menage
- Brand new science labs
- Commercial Garden Centre
- Horticulture lab
- Horticulture & arboriculture workshops
- Horticultural glasshouses and potting shed
- Specialist arboretum & pinetum
- Floristry studios
- Well-equipped learning resources centre
- IT suites
- Social & informal break-out learning space