The main contractor has been making good progress on the new Arts Centre for Sherborne Girls over the past few weeks, and the concrete was poured for the main slab over half term week. The next stage is for the CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) sections to arrive from the production plant in Austria and be erected.
The new Arts Centre, located at the heart of the campus, will comprise a new recital hall with 300 fixed seats (or capacity for 560 for school assembly). A multifunctional link building will provide a social space for exhibitions, display space to showcase talented artists, host talks by guest speakers, match teas and social events, whilst anchoring the new performing arts centre to the existing Art Building and Music Department. Once the new Arts Centre is complete, the music school will relocate and the Student Centre will be converted into the new Drama School.