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EBook Sections

01 Introduction from the Head Master

09 Sixth Form Centre

02 Harrow Past and Present


03 What is our strategy for the future?

The Project Team




Boarding Houses

Further General Improvements

General Campus Layout - 2019

05 Contents of the Three Phases of HBuild

13 How will the construction affect my child?

06 Phase One

14 How will we keep you updated?

07 Phases Two and Three

08 Expansion of the Early Years

Introduction from the Head Master Our 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 the ebook to keep you informed. Harrow Bangkok has occupied its current green, 35 acre, lake side garden campus for ten 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 1,400 students thriving in our day and boarding school and our graduations 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 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.

Current Site Layout

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, students are guided, mentored and challenged to achieve the highest academic standards appropriate to their potential. In addition they are 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 the 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

The Harrow Learning Journey

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: • 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 twelve 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 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.

The Project Team Structure

Client Harrow Bangkok Project Manager Urbana Co. Ltd

Lead & Architectural Consultant P&T Group

Traffic Consultant S2R Consulting Co., Ltd.

Structural Consultant and Building Service Consultant

P&T Group

Landscape Consultant Beaumont Partnership Co. Ltd.

Quantity Surveyor Langdon & Seah Ltd.

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.

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

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)

MahaNakhon; Billed as the tallest building in Thailand. Currently under construction.

The Project Team The Quantity Surveyors Langdon & Seah is recognised as a market leading specialist in Asia, highly experienced in all areas of the built environment, with in-depth knowledge of design, development, procurement and construction delivery processes. Langdon & Seah (Thailand) Ltd. was established in 1990 to operate in conjunction with their sister company LECE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Langdon Every Cost Engineering) first established in 1984 to provide cost engineering and project management support services to the oil industry in Thailand. In 1987, responding to popular demand for cost management services, they extended services to cover the whole range of quantity surveying/cost management services for the Building and Construction Industry in general. Langdon & Seah (Thailand) Ltd., which operates throughout Thailand and the Indo China region, is a member firm of the regional Langdon & Seah Group, with over 3,400 staff spread over 41 offices in 10 countries in Asia. Since the formation of Langdon & Seah (Thailand) Ltd., they have been commissioned with cost engineering services, cost management services and project management support services for projects in Thailand, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, Laos and Bangladesh and the East Asian region. The services undertaken range from the provision of budgetary estimates, preparation of economic feasibility studies and cash flow simulation exercises to detailed cost planning and full quantity surveying / cost management / cost control / contract administration services. Source: Langdon & Seah (Thailand) Ltd.)

Park Venture

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.)

Contents of the Three Phases of HBuild

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


Phase Two • Two Boarding Houses • Creative & Performing Arts Centre (Art, Music, Drama, US Library) Plus: • Senior School renovation • Lower School Library • Upper School Library renovation • Design Technology • Lakeside improvements • Outdoor Trails

Phase Three • Two new Boarding Houses • Senior School Renovation – completion Plus: • EYC Swimming Pool


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

Sixth Form Centre

Sixth Form Centre

Our new Sixth Form Centre will be located above the dining hall, 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 will provide for the needs of our internationally minded students. There will be ‘chill out’ zones and a cafeteria; and specialist classrooms for some ‘A Level’ subjects.

E a r l y Y e a r s C e n t r e (E Y C)

EYC Expansion and Renovation

This will have outside learning spaces completed, plus classrooms added to allow for four classes in each of Pre K, K1 and K2. We will take the opportunity to upgrade several areas of this already outstanding facility. Work in this area has commenced.

Boarding HBuild will see the building of four new boarding houses in Phase One – each with a capacity of 60 beds – and a further two in subsequent phases. Additionally, we’ve designed ‘The Hub’, a centralised facility that provides for dining, medical services, laundry and recreation. The Hub will be conveniently located overlooking the playing fields, so will be ideal for sports coaching and events, recitals, exhibitions and lectures.

Two Boarding Houses

Phase One – Other Works

We also plan to renovate and improve 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

Gymnastics Centre

sports pitch – Completed  Infant Roof Upgrade  Relocated car park and improving traffic circulation – In Progress  Landscaping – In Progress  Security upgrades  Friendship shade - Completed

Lower School Library

P h a s e O n e T i m e l i n e (C o m p l e t i o n D a t e s) Multi-purpose Multi-purpose covered Covered Athletics AthleticsArea Area

Sixth Form and Careers Centre • Dining Terrace

Two Boarding Houses

EYC Expansion and Renovation

Aug 2014

June 2014

Jan 2015

Sports Hall Renovation and Gymnastics Centre

Aug 2015

Aug 2015

The Hub

Infant Roof Renovation

Aug 2015

Aug 2015

August 2015

Existing Buildings Renovation New Build

Phases Two and Three The Cultural Centre A new, purpose built cultural centre will be constructed adjacent to our Science department in order to accommodate Art, Music and Drama. This spacious and modern building will provide for expansion of Science laboratories and allow for integration of Design and technology facilities. With state of the art performance spaces, the cultural centre will be centrally located in the heart of the academic zone.

Senior School Renovation The Senior School renovation works will revamp our Senior building, expanding the available facilities for teaching and learning as well as modernising the School floor by floor. A key focus of this renovation will be to maximise the potential of the building through creative use of spaces, light and colour with imagination and flair.

Lakeside Area Our Lakeside area, a key feature of the campus, will be landscaped to provide for designated seating, 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.

Four Boarding Houses Phases 2 and 3 will bring the construction of two new boarding houses in each phase to meet the growing demand for boarding at Harrow Bangkok. Attractive and well-designed houses will provide students with beautifully landscaped internal courtyards with well finished and secure facilities spread over four floors.

Lower School Library This purpose built 3 floor building will incorporate a two floor state of the art library for our youngest learners featuring modern, exciting and welcoming reading 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.

Expansion of The Early Years Centre

During the next six-eight months the community will be able to witness the refurbishment and expansion of the current building. This development will provide high quality and thoughtful learning spaces where children will be encouraged to learn through play. Purpose built areas will enable outdoor and messy play, sensory experiences and the freedom to run and explore. • New classrooms will enable us to meet the high demand for places within the Early Years programme, moving from three to four form entry. • New dining areas and a refurbishment of the current playground will complement the learning spaces. • The expansion of the multi-purpose room, complete with staging, will enhance the annual Christmas shows and weekly assemblies. • A combined ICT and Library area will encourage our youngest Harrovians to become 21st Century learners.

Expansion of The Early Years Centre

Works to date - Early Years Centre

EYC Safety Hoarding in Place

Initial Construction and Piling

Sixth Form Centre We are delighted to announce that the plans for our stunning new Sixth Form Centre with views over the Harrow lake are well underway. The designated Sixth Form space will provide 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. The plans 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 International School Bangkok. The combination of a social, pastoral and administrative Sixth Form Centre with flexible teaching and learning spaces ensures that the Harrow will continue to provide outstanding support for our Students within a very caring and support environment. Preparation works to this area have been completed and construction work will commence in November 2014.

Sixth Form Centre - Interior

Sixth Form Centre - Interior

Sixth Form Centre and Dining Hall Facade

Works to date - Sixth Form Centre Piling and Interior Demolition Complete

Boarding Houses Harrow Bangkok boarding 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 ever-increasing numbers of students waiting to board, the School will eventually grow to incorporate six more boarding houses. Phase 1 will encompass two new houses with bright spacious hotel type facilities and a 'Hub' boarding service centre: • Rooms will range from single ensuites, to twin rooms to bigger rooms accommodating up to 4 students, allowing age and study requirements to be taken into consideration. All the rooms will be bright and airy and are being designed by current staff and students. • There will be 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 will be located on each floor to care for the students on a 24 hour basis. • Student safety will be ensured by state-of-the-art swipe cards which will be used for entry to the boarding community along with guard personnel. Boarders will be 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. We aim to complete Phase 1 by August 2015.

Why Emphasize 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 twelve 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.

Boarding Houses Facade

Boarding Houses and the Hub Facade (C o m p l e t e d J u l y 2 0 1 9) Current Boarding Houses


‘T h e H u b’ The Hub (central services building) will be close to boarding with its high quality catering, 24 hour medical centre and housekeeping area. The terrace will overlook the green sports fields and there will be a second floor decking area for sporting spectators. Though this is a boarding facility, it is planned to hold functions here, such as afternoon tea for students, open breakfast mornings for parents, and concerts, thus developing a strong sense of community.

‘T h e H u b’ F a c a d e

‘T h e H u b’ F a c a d e

Phase One - Further General Improvements

Further General Improvements The HBuild Project integrates further facilities to complement the school’s growing needs. The 2000 sqm multi-purpose athletics area 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 500 sqm 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 Building roof will be enclosed and refurbished to transform the area into a multi-functional presentation space to meet the growing needs of the Lower School pupils.

C overed Multi Purpos e Athletics Area –Completed

Gymnastics Centre Interior – Completed

Lower School Reading Room and Infant Building Facade Phase One – Infant Roof Renovation

General Campus Layout - 2019

Existing Buildings Renovation New Build

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 1 for the EYC expansion and the Sixth Form Centre has been completed over the summer break. Additional piling works at the boarding house area will incur minimal disruption to the academic zone of the campus and 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.

How will the construction affect my chi ld?

W i l l a l l t h e b u i l d i n g w o r k b e f i n i s h e d o v e r t h e h o l i d a y s? Whilst we will attempt to complete the major piling and foundations work to the relevant areas of the Campus, the scale of HBuild 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 the five year plan. 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 o u t d u r i n g t e r m t i m e? 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 UK 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.

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

Background track: Piano Concerto No 23 in A K. 488 – Mozart (Ist Movement – Allegro) Featuring Soloist: Natchaphon Tangtulanont, Piano Conducted by Andrew Healey

Disclaimer: Images in this EBook are indicative and are subject to change 2nd Edition: Last updated February 2015

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