Marlborough College in Wiltshire has opened its new £3.5m teaching facility.
The Innovation Centre was designed, built and fitted out by Brymor Construction on the site of a former teaching block at the school, with work beginning in December 2019.
With more than 1,000sq m of teaching and exhibition space, the facility aims to inspire the next generation and place the school in the vanguard of STEM education nationwide.
The two-storey multi-use centre features glazed facades, purpose-built laboratories, teaching rooms, breakout spaces, offices and workshops. It is sustainably designed to be thermally efficient, have reduced water consumption and draw on solar power from photovoltaic panels.
As well as teaching, the Innovation Centre will be used as a base for collaborations with partner schools, educational and R&D institutions, social enterprise incubators and industry both locally and globally.
Andrew Hart, bursar at Marlborough College, said: “Our world class Innovation Centre reflects the scale of ambition we have for our pupils, staff, local community and broader relationships in these disciplines. We are enormously grateful to Brymor for sharing our vision and passion to place Marlborough at the forefront of science, technology and innovation in education, helping to create the innovators of the future who can improve our world.”
Brymor also refurbished Marlborough College’s Grade-II listed Memorial Hall in 2017 to 2018.
Steve Morton, chairman of Brymor, said: “Science and technology are crucial for the future success of the UK and its economy, so high-quality facilities of the kind at Marlborough College are absolutely vital.”