Alumni for the period 1990 to 2000

A brief history of developments during this period bt Susan Daniels


1990-2001. Brettonhall  College of Higher Education.  Independent Corporation  


1991 opening of NAEA

lease of  dearne mills in Darton Barnsley for textile department 

1993 policy decision to extend into Wakefield

Purchase ‘world of suits’  in smith street – powerhouse one , theatre 

Purchase 23 smith street workshops – 23 smith street theatre design   studio 

Lease unity house smith street/ west gate. For  music 

1994 purchase colonial buildings Peterson road – powerhouse two : art and design  studios, education space , student open learning space, staff space 

1995 purchase manygates maternity hospital – atalier space , social work and counselling, student accommodation, study  and social space 

Wakefield sites linked to Bretton hall by bus service 

1997 commencement of merger talks with university of Leeds 

1999/2000  audit of college finances for  merger 

July/ August  2000 suspension of principal, finance director and academic director 

Acting principal: Professor  David Sugden appointed from school of education at Leeds 

1/8/ 2001 merger of Bretton hall with university of Leeds