Ada National College for Digital Skills Ashley Road Site


Ada, the National College for Digital Skills has been growing and making an impact delivering exceptional digital skills education that provides a sustainable, diverse pipeline to the tech industry from our two campuses in Tottenham Hale and Whitechapel. Since we opened in 2016 we have seen almost 500 learners come through our doors, we work with dozens of top employers on our ground-breaking teaching and learning, and we are succeeding in our social missions of broadening access to great jobs in the tech sector for those from under-represented and under-served groups.

We had hoped to bring the College together on one site in a purpose-built building that would allow us to expand further and reach more talented young people. Unfortunately, the site at Ashley Road in Tottenham Hale we had been intending as the permanent home for the College is no longer going ahead. This is due to the difficult nature of a private land transaction within the context of changing market conditions. Both Ada and the landowner have worked extensively to try and deliver the College on this site but we have been unable to find a way forward and have reached the difficult decision to terminate the project.

We remain committed to opening a new state of the art facility worthy of our learners, employer partners and the National College for Digital Skills and we are in discussions regarding alternative sites. In the meantime we will continue to deliver our excellent digital skills education from our two existing campuses in London.

Mark Smith, CEO, Ada said, “We are committed to broadening pathways into the tech sector for young people who might otherwise miss out and have found learners and employers are with us and enthusiastic to do more. We are in advanced conversations regarding a new site and look forward to making an announcement once confirmed, until that happens our learners and partners will still be able to access the ground-breaking digital education we provide at our campuses in Whitechapel and Tottenham Hale.”