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Sections

01 Introduction from the Head Master

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02 Harrow Past and Present

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Further Phase 2 General Improvements

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What is our strategy The Project Team for the future?

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The Pullman Library

The Cubhouse

05 Contents of the Three Phases of HBuild

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06 Phase One

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Expansion of the The Rayleigh Early Years (Sixth Form) Centre

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General Kopse, Kopse Campus Kafé, Shop, Parents’ Lounge Layout - 2018

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17 How will the construction affect my child?

09 Boarding Houses

18 How will we keep you updated?

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Introduction from the Head Master This ebook outlines 'HBuild', the re-development of the Harrow Bangkok Campus across a five year period of strategic development - in three phases - from 2013 to 2018. We've provided presentations, consultation and information sessions to our School's community. The details that follow complement these sessions, explaining the concepts, objectives, designs and time frame of HBuild. We will continue to update this ebook to keep you informed. Harrow Bangkok has occupied its current green, 35 acre, lake side garden campus for 14 years. The School has established a reputation for outstanding academic results, strong 'pastoral' (welfare) support for all students and a rich, varied and ambitious 'Leadership in Action’ Programme that allows our children to develop their leadership attributes so as to be best prepared to be tomorrow’s 'leaders for a better world'. We are a success story, with 1,600 students thriving in our day and boarding school and our graduates transferring to the best universities around the world. Related to the next phase of our School’s journey, our educational and pastoral programmes are being continuously improved, as are our facilities. HBuild ensures that we have the necessary teaching, recreational and boarding amenities to provide for an outstanding, 21st century appropriate education in the vibrant context of Bangkok, Thailand; all members of our community will benefit from the improvements. Michael Farley – Head Master Harrow International School Bangkok

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Harrow Past and Present In 1998 one of Britain’s most prestigious schools, Harrow-on-the-Hill – London – gave permission to open Harrow International School Bangkok and our School was founded. In 2003 Harrow Bangkok moved to our current green and spacious campus at Don Muang, where a high quality British day and boarding school education is provided to an international group of students aged from 18 months to 18 years. In the early years an ambitious 'House system' was introduced, boarding provision developed, extracurricular activities were expanded as the 'Leadership in Action' Programme and Preparatory (Prep) and Pre Prep Schools were built. Over the years, Harrow Bangkok has built a strong reputation for traditional standards, educational innovation and excellence. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that the children have the necessary essential and transferable learner skills to be successful in the demanding 21st Century global community. We aim to support these educational programmes by continually improving our facilities to create a stimulating, high quality and happy learning environment. Harrow International School Bangkok

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Harrow Past and Present

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Site Layout June 2016

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W h a t i s o u r s t r a t e g y f o r t h e f u t u r e? At Harrow Bangkok, our mission is that all of our students will develop as leaders contributing to a better world, realise their academic potential and succeed at the university of their choice Students are also encouraged to participate locally and internationally in a variety of service, sporting and creative opportunities and are immersed in extra-curricular activities structured according to six themes; Service Charity Teamwork Creative expression Leadership Challenge We believe this supports them to develop their six Leadership Attributes: • • • • • •

Contributing positively to the community Applying knowledge with compassion Solving problems collaboratively Solving problems creatively Making just choices Facing challenges with determination

As well as their core skills:

Transferable Learner Skills Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical thinking, Organisation, Independence and Resilience Essential Learner Skills Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Harrow International School Bangkok

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The Harrow Learning Journey

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W h a t i s o u r s t r a t e g y f o r t h e f u t u r e?

We are embarking on an extensive site re-development programme that will see the commissioning of new facilities and expansion and upgrade of several existing buildings. HBuild will include:

Harrow Bangkok in the Himalayas

• A new and enlarged Sixth Form Centre • Extension to our Early Years Centre • Improved Creative Arts facilities (Art, Drama, Music & Library) • The establishment of Design Technology at Harrow Bangkok • Improved Sports and Lake amenities • Improved and expanded Boarding Our ethos is strongly influenced by boarding. Harrow-on-the-Hill has 12 Boarding Houses and all the boys board, whether they originate from another continent or the bottom of the Hill. By expanding the capacity of boarding in Bangkok, a larger proportion of our Upper School students will have the true 24/7 Harrow experience - perhaps as much as 40% will be boarding by 2018 - giving a more international feel to the Campus and developing a real sense of community. Naturally, students will have a wide range of opportunities to speak English outside of the classroom as it is the common language of the Campus.

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The Project Team Structure

Client Harrow Bangkok Project Manager Urbana Co. Ltd

Lead & Architectural Consultant P&T Group

Traffic Consultant S2R Consulting Co., Ltd.

Consultant Project Manager Cornerstone Co. Ltd

Landscape Consultant Beaumont Partnership Co. Ltd.

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Cost & Commercial Management ARCADIS

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The Project Team

Our Project Manager Robert Mathieson is a Construction Project Manager based in Bangkok. He gained his Architecture Honours and Post Graduate Degrees from the Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Robert’s professional career extends from Aberdeen to London, Qatar to Vietnam, but Thailand has been home for the majority of his working life, with his first experience of Thailand being an unexpected year out during study in 1992, where he was submerged in a huge, six tower condominium project. Robert has been fortunate to work in a variety of projects from hospitals to hotels to the (then) tallest building in the world, and for prestigious clients including the Harrods Department Store, Louis Vuitton and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Away from work, Robert’s interests include recreational geometry and film photography. He lives in Bangkok with his wife Malee and two children.

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The Project Team Terminal 21, Bangkok

W h o a r e t h e A r c h i t e c t s? The P&T Group, formerly known as Palmer & Turner Hong Kong, is the oldest and largest international architectural engineering practice in South East Asia, with over 1,900 staff working in offices located from Hong Kong to Qatar. Palmer & Turner was first established in Hong Kong in 1868 and, since its inception, has proved a major contributor to the physical development of this region, being responsible for many of its old and new architectural landmarks. The P&T Group offers a full range of architectural, structural and mechanical engineering, planning and project management services, with full support from in-house interior and graphic design divisions. Model making, extensive computer and photographic facilities, as well as full administrative support, complete this service of total design. The Group is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the architectural and engineering field and aims to improve quality of life by contributing to the design of the physical environment. Professional emphasis is placed on visual and functional elements of design, to create buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing and sympathetic to their surroundings. The Group's growth is a reflection of the increasing number of large scale projects demanding the creativity and expertise of many professional services by clients. Success in this is demonstrated by the number of design awards received over the years, including The Medal of Year of Hong Kong by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA). (Source: P&T Group)

Omega & Sigma Towers, City of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

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The Project Team The Landscape Architec ts Founded in Thailand in 1991, as Woods Bagot (Thailand), The Beaumont Partnership has operated continuously since that time. The Beaumont Partnership delivers projects of an international, award winning standard throughout the South East Asian Region and offers clients design excellence in the educational, hospitality, residential and workplace sectors. As a multidisciplinary design practice, The Beaumont Partnership is structured around the three main disciplines including landscape architecture. The countries of South East Asia have always been their core market, with services for architecture, interior design and landscape design being provided in many countries including Thailand, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore. The Beaumont Partnership is committed to the pursuit and integration of environmentally sustainable principles throughout their work. This commitment extends to the design and construction phases of all design projects. The Beaumont Partnership also pursues leading and innovative technologies to minimise adverse environmental impact from developments, pursuing continued improvements in the prevention of pollution and unsustainable practices. (Source: The Beaumont Partnership)

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MahaNakhon, tallest completed building in Bangkok at 314m tall as of 2016

The Project Team

Cost and Commer cial Management In a world where commodity and resource costs fluctuate so rapidly, it’s imperative that procurement costs and contracts are as accurate as possible. From inception to post-completion, Arcadis’ experts provide cost planning and commercial management advice that ensure value for money and that projects come in on budget. At Arcadis, we help investors mitigate their investment risk by providing comprehensive and reliable estimates based on our experience of businesses and markets all over the world. Our strong local knowledge mixed with a broader perspective keeps our services sharp, accurate and reliable. Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. Arcadis. Improving quality of life. (Source: ARCADIS) ICONSIAM, mixed use development comprising 2 towers (315m and 269m) and a luxury retail mall currently under construction

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The Project Team

Our Traffic Consultants S2R Consulting Co. Ltd. was founded in 2009 as an aggregation of experienced consulting specialists and researchers in areas of traffic engineering and transportation planning. Their versatile team of professionals is led by Dr. Jumrus Pitaksringkarn, a senior transportation engineer with 10 years work experience in the United States and of 5 years in Asia and Thailand. In the three years since establishment, they have managed approximately 180 completed and ongoing traffic or transportrelated projects. S2R have been recognised for high calibre and high quality work to serve clients’ needs. (Source: S2R Consulting Co. Ltd.)

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Contents of the Three Phases of HBuild

Phase Two

Phase One • Sixth Form Centre & Dining Hall Terrace – Completed • EYC Expansion – Completed • Two Boarding Houses & Services Building: ‘The Hub’ – Completed Plus: • Sports Hall renovation & Gymnastics Centre – Completed • Multi-Purpose Athletics Centre – Completed • Sports Pitch Floodlighting – Completed • Infant Performance Hall – Completed • ‘Friendship’ Shading – Completed • Energy efficiency upgrades to Senior School – Completed • Landscaping – Ongoing • Security Upgrades – Ongoing

Phase Three

• Creative & Performing Arts Centre (Art, Music, Drama, Upper School Library and Design Technology Workshops) – In Progress Plus: • ‘Cubhouse’ Little Lions Centre – Completed • Kopse, Kopse Kafé, School Shop & Parents Lounge – In Progress • Lower School Library – Completed • Upper School Library renovation • Lakeside improvements – In Progress • Outdoor Trails – In Progress • Traffic Circulation improvement – Completed • Refurbishment of existing boarding houses.

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• Senior School Renovation

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P h a s e O n e – ‘ T h e B i g T h r e e’

The Rayleigh Centre

Rayleigh Centre

Our new Rayleigh (Sixth Form) Centre is located in a spacious ‘state-of-the-art’ facility overlooking Harrow Lake. The design incorporates areas for independent and supervised study, presentation spaces, seminar rooms and a careers and universities centre that provides for the needs of our internationally minded students. There are ‘chill out’ zones and a cafeteria; and specialist classrooms for dedicated A Level subjects.

E a r l y Y e a r s C e n t r e (E Y C) The new EYC extension incorporates five vibrant classes for Pre Nursery children, a dedicated medical centre and a spacious playground. The project also fully refurbished the existing EYC and made way for an expanded multi purpose facility.

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EYC Expansion and Renovation

Our new boarding complex incorporates two new Boarding Houses – each with a capacity of 65 beds – as well as ‘The Hub’, a centralised facility that provides for dining, medical services, laundry and recreation. The Hub is conveniently located overlooking the playing fields, making it an ideal venue for sports coaching and events, recitals, exhibitions and lectures. Two new Boarding Houses

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Phase One – Other Works

The renovation and improvement of existing builds a n d f a c i l i t i e s, i n c l u d i n g:

Multi-purpose Covered Athletics Area

 Sports Hall renovation and expansion of the gymnastics and movement area – Completed  Multi-purpose covered Athletics Area and floodlighting for Number One grass

Sports Hall Renovation and Gymnastics Centre

sports pitch – Completed  The Loft (Infant Performance Hall) – Completed  Relocated car park and improving traffic circulation – Completed  Landscaping – In Progress  Security upgrades – In Progress

The Loft (Infant Performance Hall)

 Friendship shading – Completed

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Expansion of The Early Years Centre (EYC)

This development has provided high quality and thoughtful learning spaces where children can be encouraged to learn through play. Purpose built areas enable outdoor and messy play, sensory experiences and the freedom to run and explore. • New classrooms have enabled us to meet the high demand for places within the Early Years programme. • New dining areas and a refurbishment of the current playground complement the learning spaces. • The expansion of the multi-purpose room, with additional temporary staging, enhance the annual Christmas shows and weekly assemblies. • A combined ICT and Library area will encourage our youngest Harrovians to become 21st Century learners.

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Expansion of the Early Years Centre (EYC)

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Our Improved Early Years Centre

Spacious outdoor areas inspire play-to-learn environments

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Our Improved Early Years Centre

Outside play areas designed to encourage social development

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Our Improved Early Years Centre – Outdoor Classroom Area

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Expansion of the Early Years Multi-Purpose Facility

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The Rayleigh (Sixth Form) Centre We are delighted to announce the completion of our stunning new Rayleigh (Sixth Form) Centre with views over the Harrow lake. The designated Sixth Form space provides a light, spacious common room for our students to work and relax alongside plenty of collaborative learning spaces to meet the needs of our growing numbers of over 250 Sixth Form students. Facilities include: • Sixth Form Careers Library providing a dedicated base for Higher Education advice and careers mentoring • Sixth Form café • Quiet study space • Exhibition and assembly space • Sixth Form teaching spaces • State of the art ICT infrastructure • Outdoor first floor terrace overlooking the lake • Seminar rooms for groups, also providing bookable meeting spaces for the wide number of Sixth Form Committees and student-led action projects enabling our students to fully develop the leadership attributes we value highly at Harrow Bangkok. The combination of a social, pastoral and administrative Sixth Form Centre with flexible teaching and learning spaces ensures that Harrow Bangkok will continue to provide outstanding support for our students within a very caring and support environment.

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Rayleigh Centre – Interior

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Rayleigh Centre – Interior

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Rayleigh Centre – Students enjoy the new terrace with the Head Master

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Rayleigh Centre – Interior and Terrace

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Boarding Houses Harrow Bangkok is the leader of boarding in Thailand due to its family feel and community ethos. It is a place where both local and international students can enjoy a home from home. Already at full capacity for six years and with everincreasing numbers of students waiting to board, the School has created two more boarding houses to help meet demand. The new Houses have bright spacious hotel type facilities and 'The Hub' boarding service centre. Rooms range from single ensuites, to twin rooms and bigger rooms accommodating up to four students, allowing age and study requirements to be taken into consideration. All the rooms have been designed by current staff and students to ensure they are fit for purpose. There are small kitchenettes and common areas where students can relax and socialise as well as work areas for revision and homework sessions.

A member of staff is located on each floor to care for the students on a 24 hour basis. Student safety will be ensured by state-of-the-art technology which is used for entry to the boarding community along with guard personnel. Boarders are offered the complete Harrow experience and given the freedom of extra time to participate in activities ranging from sport to community service as well as commit to their academic studies, with increased access to tutors in evening study sessions.

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Why Boarding?

Our ethos is strongly influenced by boarding; we believe that the level of engagement of the children with their schools is dramatically improved by boarding, due to the quality of relationships that result and the range of activities that are available to boarders. It is worth noting that last year’s Head Girl and Head Boy were both boarders and this year the Head Girl boards. You may not have realised that Harrow-on-the-Hill has 12 boarding houses and all the boys board, whether they originate from another continent or the bottom of the Hill. Harrow does boarding well!

By expanding the capacity of boarding in Bangkok, a larger proportion of our Upper School students will have the true 24/7 Harrow experience - perhaps as much as 50% will be boarding by 2018 - giving a more international feel to the Campus and developing a real sense of community. Naturally, students will have a wide range of opportunities to speak English outside of the classroom as it is the common language of the Campus.

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Boarding Village – view from main School

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Boarding Village at Night

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Girls’ Common Room

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Common Areas

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The Hub

The Hub (central services building) is close to boarding and provides high quality catering, a 24 hour medical centre and housekeeping area. The terrace overlooks the green sports fields and there’s also a second floor decking area for sporting spectators. Though this is a boarding facility, The Hub is also used as a venue for afternoon tea for students, open breakfast mornings for parents, and concerts, thus developing a strong sense of community.

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The Hub Balcony

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The Hub Interior – Dining

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Boarding Houses and the Hub Facade (C o m p l e t e d D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 5)

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Phase One - Further General Improvements Further General Improvements The HBuild Project integrates further facilities to complement the School’s growing needs. The 2100sqm multi-purpose athletics area (The Den) constructed in Phase 1 incorporates a sprint track, long, triple and high jump areas as well as three ball courts on a high grade, professional surface. Floodlighting of the entire athletics area and our main sports field allows for evening training as well as an expansion to opportunities to the sports and boarding curriculum. Our Sports Hall has been entirely renovated to incorporate a 500sqm Gymnastics Centre with specialist equipment, retractable seating for spectators within our Sports Hall and a refurbished floor with new line markings. In the Pre Prep, the Infant multi-purpose hall has been enclosed and refurbished to transform the area into a multi-functional presentation space to meet the growing needs of the Lower School pupils.

The Den

The Loft (Infant Performance Hall)

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The Den – Completed

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Refurbished Sports Hall – Completed

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Gymnastics Centre Interior – Completed

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Dance Studio – Completed

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Swimming Pool – New Office, starting blocks and shaded area – Completed

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The Loft (Infant Performance Hal l) ― Completed

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Phase Two

Th e C re a t i v e a n d Pe r f o rm in g Art s (C PA)C e n t re A new, purpose-built CPA Centre is being constructed adjacent to our Science Department in order to accommodate Art, Music Drama and Design Technology (DT). This spacious and modern building will allow for the integration of DT facilities into the curriculum, along with state-of-the-art performance spaces. The CPA Centre will be centrally located in the heart of the academic zone.

The Cubhouse – Little Lions Centre –Completed Four classrooms, with extensive outdoor play space, accommodates our toddlers and parent toddler groups.

Kopse Kafé, School Shop and Parents’ Lounge On the first floor of the Cub House we will have a parents’ lounge and School shop. The ground floor will have a café and pleasant landscaped outdoor spaces.

Pullman (Lower School) Library–Completed This purpose-built three floor building incorporates a two floor state-of-the-art library for our younger readers, featuring modern, exciting and welcoming learning spaces. The third floor will be utilised to enhance provision for our academic faculties. Positioned in between our Infant and Pre Prep buildings, the library will be a focal point for the Lower School.

Lakeside Area Our Lakeside area, a key feature of the campus, will be landscaped to provide for improved outdoor (LiA) adventure facilities, recreational and viewing areas. Complementing this will be our extensive outdoor trail system designed to allow members of our community to enjoy our large and spacious campus, whilst walking, jogging or cycling.

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P h a s e T w o T i m e l i n e (C o m p l e t i o n D a t e s)

The Cubhouse COMPLETED

Cubhouse COMPLETED

The Kopse, Kopse Kafé, School Shop, Parents’ Lounge

New Westgate entrance, car parks and improved traffic circulation COMPLETED

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Jan 2017

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Jan 2017

Pullman Library COMPLETED

Creative and Performing Arts Centre (CPA)

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The Pullman Library ― Completed

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The Pullman Library ― Welcoming Learning Spaces

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The Pul lman Library ― Bright and C omfortable R ead ing Areas

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The Pullman Library ― Bright and modern reading areas for young children

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The Cubhouse― Completed

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The Cubhouse ― Innovative indoor and outdoor play areas

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N e w C re a t i v e a n d Pe rf o rm i n g Art s (C PA ) C en t r e

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N e w C PA C e n t re

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C PA C e n t r e – B u i l d in g W o rk s Pro g re s s F e b ru a ry 2 0 1 7 (Black Box and Recital Hall)

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T h e K o p s e, K o p s e K a f Ê, S c h o o l S h o p a n d P a r e n t s’ L o u n g e

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The Kopse Concept

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General Campus Layout - 2018

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How will the construction affect my chi ld?

Will there be disruption to classes? We aim to minimise disruption to teaching and learning. The noisiest phases of the construction will be conducted during holiday periods. Much of the disruptive and noisy piling work in Phase 2 for the CPA Building will be completed during school breaks, or after normal operating hours. Contractors will work to specific time schedules so as not to interfere with the regular school day. The project management team will be in continual communication with the academic staff and classes will be relocated when necessary. Dust and air quality will also be monitored. Any deliveries of materials and machinery will also be tightly controlled to specific times. How will the construction site be accessed? The construction site will be professionally hoarded and construction workers will access the site only during certain times or through a separate entrance. Naturally, students will not be allowed to access the construction areas at any time.

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How will the construction affect my chi ld?

Will all the building work be finished over the holidays? Whilst we will attempt to complete the major piling and foundations work to the relevant areas of the Campus, the scale of HBuild Phase 2 will necessitate some works continuing during the normal operating hours of the school term. This will be fundamental in allowing us to achieve key milestones within our work schedule. As outlined above, however, we will minimise disruption to our normal educational programme while this work is being carried out.

H o w w i l l t h e S c h o o l e n s u r e t h e s a f e t y o f my c h i l d w h i l s t w o r k i s b e i n g c a r r i e d out during term time? The safety of our students, staff and parents is our first priority. The School will implement a number of procedures to ensure that we are able to deal with the safeguarding and health and safety implications of HBuild. In accordance with safeguarding guidelines, the School has put procedures in place regarding suppliers and contractors who will be working on site. All sections of the School where work is being undertaken will be completely fenced off for safety reasons and appropriate signage placed. We will also keep students, parents and staff informed of progress so that you are aware of potential areas of hazard. Our Facilities Team will direct students safely around any areas of risk. Where dust pollution is a possibility, the School will complete these works during the main school holidays.

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How will we keep you updated?

We will keep in regular contact with all stakeholders during the course of HBuild. We will use our regular and well established means of communication such as The Harrovian, letters from senior management, email, Twitter and SMS. Our Head Master, Mr Michael Farley, and the Project Manager, Mr Robert Mathieson will also give formal presentations and parent workshops at various stages to facilitate dialogue between parents and key staff members engaged in the Project. For information and feedback please contact hbuildfeedback@harrowschool.ac.th

Disclaimer: Images in this booklet are indicative and are subject to change Last updated February 2017

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