The building transforms the heart of the school, creating a new main entrance and reception area and a landscaped central courtyard. Completed over 18 months, on time and on budget, the work was carried out without disruption to the day-to-day life of the school.
Highlights of the new building include:
- 18 teaching laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics, arranged on 3 floors, together with prep and store rooms, resource areas and offices.
- Informal study areas and break-out spaces overlooking the central courtyard.
- New main reception area, visitors’ suite, café and Upper Eighth (Year 13) common room.
- New centres for Careers & Universities, reprographics and IT Services.
- Natural ventilation using passive environmental, low-energy, low-carbon technology.
- Links to the existing sports complex and main teaching block, and direct connections to future phases of our development programme.
- Newly landscaped external areas and parking facilities.
The natural and physical sciences are exceptionally popular at St Paul’s, our specialist science teachers, many from research backgrounds, exploring topics well beyond the examined curriculum. This new building, funded partly through the generosity of Old Paulines, parents and, in particular, the Mercers’ Company, proclaims the value we accord to scientific enquiry.
The new building also adds significantly to what we can offer to the community through our various partnership programmes.
In 2014, the new science building received a Civic Trust Award. Find out more.
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