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Breaking of the Ground

St Dunstan’s College was delighted to officially mark the start of its new state of the art development by ‘breaking the ground’ with Willmott Dixon on Friday 17 January.

28 Jan 2020
General
Breaking of the Ground
Breaking of the Ground
St Dunstan's was delighted to officially mark the start of the new development by "breaking the ground" with Willmott Dixon on Friday 17 January 2020. The works will include a new Junior School, STEM building and Sixth Form centre which will open in 2021.

During the day, Willmott Dixon gave a group of junior and senior pupils a tour of the building site and explained to them what would be happening over the next 18 months. Follwoing this, staff including the Headmaster, bursary team and group of governors were given a tour of the site.

Speaking about the event, St Dunstan's Headmaster, Mr Nicholas Hewlett, said: "This represents the most significant redevelopment of our College site since our foundation in Catford in 1888. I feel lsure our founders and benefactors would beproud of the innovative new buildings tthat are being constructed, as records show they were intent that a St Dunstan's education should be "ahead of its time". As one of the first school in the world to have invested in science and technology laboratories, it seems fitting that 130 years on, we are creating state of the art STEM facilities for the next generation of Dunstonians".

Designed by Bond Bryan, the new development will be sited adjacent to the existing historic Headmaster's house and be connected by a glass atrium.

Full story on the College's website at: https://www.stdunstans.org.uk/news-events/default-post-page/~board/latest-news/post/st-dunstans-and-willmott-dixon-mark-the-start-of-new-development-with-ground-breaking-event.

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