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ACS Cobham announces new boarding house

Published Monday 9th of May 2016 04:54:48 PM

ACS Cobham International School has this week unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art boarding house, due to open in 2017. The facility will allow the school to accommodate an additional 113 students in single and twin en-suite rooms, and provide eight new study areas and common rooms, as well as laundry rooms and games areas. The project will involve the construction of a brand new contemporary four-floor building, with accommodation for boarders and common rooms on each floor. As well as accommodation for boarding house staff, there will be a medical centre, multiple social areas, quiet study rooms, a triple height atrium and extensive outdoor landscaped areas. Mark Venn-Dunn, Head of Boarding at ACS Cobham, commented: “Boarding at ACS Cobham focuses on providing a ‘home away from home’ and retaining a family-style atmosphere. Our new facilities will enable us to further improve the boarding experience, with light, airy rooms, an array of social hubs and state of the art facilities all of which will contribute to what boarding should be for each individual student in our care. There are spaces for recreation, watching the latest movies or music on large screens, preparing and eating meals in large groups, quiet relaxation and contemplation – even studying! “This is an exciting development which we are proud of and look forward to welcoming and sharing with the boarding and school community.” ACS Cobham will continue to provide both seven and five day boarding options for students, alongside the increasingly popular flexi-boarding offer. The build contractors, Caledonian, are due to begin construction works on the new boarding house this summer. Paul Lang, Caledonian CEO, commented: “This is a significant project for Caledonian, not only will we be responsible for the manufacture and construction of the modular components of the building, but we will also demonstrate our credentials as a principal design and build contractor”. The new larger development will be followed by a full refurbishment of the existing Boarding House. Visualisation courtesy of Broadway Malyan.
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