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Pipers Corner Announces Major New Building Project

Published Monday 9th of June 2014 09:48:06 AM

Planning approval was granted this week by Wycombe District Council for the School's major project to build a new theatre.

The specialist, modern theatre will seat up to 280 people and be fully equipped with not only a large and flexible stage, including orchestra pit, but also state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities. Part of the theatre development will provide the school with a purpose-built cafe which will be open all day and will provide a fresh and popular alternative venue to the school dining room.

This is a hugely important strategic development for Pipers Corner, allowing the delivery of far more than simply a theatre. As part of the building project the school will also be undertaking significant re-development of other existing facilities in order to create a new Sixth Form Centre and a new Library, right at the heart of the school. The initial phase of re-development will be completed this summer with changes to the Prep Department incorporating two brand new classrooms and a new hall specifically designed for the girls in Reception to Year 6.

Headmistress, Mrs Ness-Gifford, said, 'I am very excited that this project is coming to fruition; it has been a long time in the planning. The new theatre will ensure that Pipers' enviable reputation for performing arts will not only be maintained, but also enhanced even further, together with the ability to hold debates, lectures and many other functions. In addition the opportunity to create a new Sixth Form Centre and Library will provide vibrant spaces for girls of all ages to improve their independent learning skills as they carry out research, exchange ideas and interact with their peers and teachers.'
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