Impression of the New Science Building
Work has now started on the new three storey science building which is being constructed adjacent to the existing facility. The building replaces the two single storey labs which were built in the 1970s and had passed their 'sell-by' date! The new building will provide a home for the Design Technology department which will relocate from its current dated facility by the Pre-Prep along with five new laboratories. The building has been designed by Van Heyningen and Haward Architects and is being built by Russell Cawberry who have completed several recent projects on campus including all the Prep School classrooms and Toynbee and Aberdeen houses.
The new building will open by Easter 2019 and the entire existing science facility will be refurbished in a rolling programme over the next three years with work on the two ground floor physics labs having been completed last summer.
"Our new STEM building will meet the need for an integrated approach to teaching the sciences, computing and design technology. The College has a strong track record of successful STEM education, with many students continuing to study STEM subjects at Russell Group universities as well as abroad. In winning the Chemistry Top-of-the-Bench competition in 2014 and becoming the first school in the UK and Europe to design and build a car to complete the Bridgestone Solar Challenge in 2015, the College has shown what can be achieved in STEM education. The building of a new STEM facility will open up even more opportunities for our students in future years, so we can’t wait to get started."
Ben Figgis, Headmaster