Science News

The Science Centre is nearing completion and we’re all itching to step through the doors for the first time. I was lucky enough to be taken on a tour of the new building recently with the site manager, and I am pleased to report on the improvements that have been made.

The extension and renovation began less than a year ago: remarkable progress has been made since. The new contemporary two storey building already looks awe-inspiring. Chemistry, Biology and Physics each have two generously sized teaching labs, as well as, an informal study area each! There’s also a modern VIth    form study area, and a new lecture theatre which can fit 60 students!

Working within the existing footprint, features blend the old with the new. The second stage of our programme will begin in early summer, with the refurbishment of the existing building.  As you can see in the photo, externally, the extended new building showcases extensive glazed façades and beautiful Bath Stone cladding. An attractive and open atrium welcomes you inside. This spacious new entrance has been fully glazed and is protected with a sun shading system. Science truly has had a makeover!

The transformation of Science will complete a great cycle of development in the last week of the summer term; Chemistry and Physics will move over to the new section, with Biology remaining in the temporary laboratories. I am extremely excited to report that all work should be finished by October half term, so that pupils and staff can settle in to the new Science centre straight after the break!

Thanks to the fantastic work of the building and estate management team, we are on time and on budget. The transformation of Science at Stowe is very close and we look forward to passing on further news.