'Landmark' new science centre at Princethorpe College given go-ahead - The Rugby Observer

'Landmark' new science centre at Princethorpe College given go-ahead

Rugby Editorial 9th Jan, 2022   0

THE GREEN light has been given for a new Science Centre at Princethorpe College.

The £8million centre, which will feature 10 new science laboratories, has been approved by Trustees of the Princethorpe Foundation.

The College describes the project as its ‘largest and most ambitious to date’, and says it will transform the campus by allowing other areas to be redeveloped and departments clustered within the main school building.

An artist’s impression of the new building.

Chair of Trustees Liz Griffin said: “This really is a landmark decision in the strategic development of the College and is testament to the strong position the Foundation finds itself in today.

“Our thanks go to all the donors who have contributed so generously to the fundraising for the project, our Science Campaign Board, the Science Working Group, and of course the Senior Leadership Team for all their hard work.”

Headmaster Ed Hester added: “It is fantastic that our vision for the future of Princethorpe will now become a reality. This announcement is great news for the Princethorpe community; the Science Centre project brings with it so many exciting campus-wide benefits and these cutting-edge teaching and learning facilities will inspire generations of Princethorpe pupils and staff for years to come.”

Preparatory work will now begin, before contractor Trendgrey Construction moves onto site over February Half Term. The construction is estimated to take around 14 months with the building expected to open its doors for teaching in September 2023.

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