The TAC Building and Ashton Bus Station, as seen in 2011.

A Brief History of TAC

East of the M60’s potted history of TAC (Tameside Administrative Centre) with reference to its successor, Tameside One

On the 25 February 2019, Tameside One – the replacement for Tameside Administrative Centre – will open its doors for the first time. The borough’s cheaper replacement will be more energy efficient and, for the functions of Tameside MBC, a smaller building. It will be shared with Tameside College, the DWP, and Wilko Stores Ltd.

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Latitude Brass Quintet: Five Star Performance in Debut Concert

RNCM students’ first ever concert at Boarshurst Band Club captivates

At 8pm a quintet of Royal Northern College of Music students took their positions at the Boarshurst Band Club to perform their first ever concert. Known as the Latitude Brass Quintet, the bandsmen had only been going for a month in this guise.

As part of their course at the RNCM, the syllabus entails the formation of a musical group. Instead of a chamber music group, they eschewed harps for cornets and formed a brass ensemble. By 9.35pm, their work paid off. It was a great start with a nice balance between popular and classical music in their programme.

On some occasions, you had to pinch yourself and wonder if there was five or 33 players.
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Tameside College Set To Return To Ashton Town Centre

£76 million deal sees replacement for TAC building and upgraded facilities for Tameside College

  • New Camp Street campus for ‘A’ Level and Media students;
  • Son of TAC to incorporate new offices for Tameside MBC and classrooms for vocational courses;
  • Beaufort Road campus to be upgraded;
  • Clarendon Road and Stockport Road centres to be sold off to finance deal.

The fate of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s TAC building has been sealed thanks to a £76 million deal. In 2015, Tameside College will return to Ashton-under-Lyne town centre twenty years after the sale of its Warrington House centre near The Station public house. Known as VisionTameside, it will see a return to the college’s roots with the new base close to Warrington House and the Heginbottom Institute, adjacent to Ashton Central Library. Continue reading “Tameside College Set To Return To Ashton Town Centre”