Demolition of the Newark Cattle Market to begin in the coming weeks to pave the way for the International Institute for Air and Space Training, IASTI®
The contractors are expected to begin work in the coming weeks on the demolition of the Newark Cattle Market, paving the way for the International Institute for Air and Space Training (IASTI®) which will train future pilots, engineers or ground personnel of the country.
A planning request for the IASTI® Newark facility is being prepared by the Lincoln College Group in partnership with the District Council.
The hope is that, subject to approval, the new IASTI® Newark buildings will open to students in September 2023.
This new education center will be the first of its kind, with partners in military and civil aviation, including the Royal Air Force, East Midlands Airport and the National Space Center, working together to bring more people to work in the aviation and space industries.
Tom Marsden, Director of IASTI® Newark, said: “I am delighted that IASTI® Newark is progressing so well.
“We are moving forward with a building permit which we hope will be approved to complete this wonderful story for the residents of Newark.
“I look forward to the many years spent providing professional aviation and space education and training to young people in Newark and the wider region. “
Before the demolition of the cattle market, the area will be secured with appropriate palisades erected for the removal of the old stable buildings.
It is expected that it will take 12 weeks to remove the buildings to prepare the site for future use.
An agreement was made with a local agricultural consortium to remove the old cattle pens from the current cattle market site to help them set up a new facility.
They continue to search for a site to host a new cattle market and have investigated Newark Showground.
The first batch of IASTI® students began classes last month at a temporary facility at Newark College.
David Lloyd, Co-Chair of the Newark Towns Fund Board and Head of the District Council, said, “IASTI® Newark will be revolutionary for the District. I am delighted that this center, the first of its kind, is opening our doors.
“This is a great opportunity for our children and youth and it is important to take a step back and recognize that this really is an opportunity. IASTI® Newark will always be known as the first in a national network of IASTI’s® across the UK.
“I can’t wait to meet more of the students walking around the city.
“While it’s incredibly sad that, despite our best efforts, the Newark Cattle Market is no longer functioning, I am delighted that we have found a third party willing to reopen a local cattle market. We will continue to work with them and assist them as much as possible and direct them wherever possible. “