Mayor of London Boris Johnson has officially opened Bexley College’s new Erith campus, and the council's Civic Offices in Bexleyheath.

Mr Johnson unveiled a commemorative plaque during a ceremony at the £20m purpose-built Bexley College facility in Walnut Tree Road on October 7.

He gave a speech to school governors, teachers and local politicians, and posed for selfies with students.

The site boasts modern ICT suites, a media studio, a learning resource centre, hair and beauty salons, a gym, a coffee shop and a refectory.

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Mr Johnson said: "This fantastic new campus offers students state-of-the-art facilities alongside practical qualifications and will no doubt deliver thousands of highly qualified graduates for the growing job market in the capital."

Bexley College principal Danny Ridgeway added: "The college is a vital part of Bexley, providing high quality education and training for more than 3,000 students. 

"The future is looking bright, with this £20m investment kick-starting the regeneration of Erith and I am delighted to be part of this exciting development for Bexley College."

The same day the Mayor headed to Watling Street in Bexleyheath, where the renovated Woolwich Building has been home to 1,300 Bexley Council staff since May.

Council leader Councillor Teresa O'Neill said: "For the first time in many years, the council’s staff are together in one building and in offices equipped for modern and efficient ways of working. 

"We are proud of what we’ve achieved and believe the success of the project is an example from which other organisations can learn."