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A versatile meeting space and modern fitness centre

The Lower Gym (Old Gymnasium) within the Pavilion has been used for sitting examinations and a variety of other occasional uses for many years but is an underutilised space in a prime position on the College campus. Exciting and ambitious plans are being drawn up to transform this iconic building.

A large and versatile meeting and function space will be created with a new mezzanine floor. This first floor area will have restored windows onto Thirlestaine Road and open onto the balcony overlooking College Field. The ground floor area will include new fitness and changing facilities. 

Project Timeline

2023 - September: planning decision

2024 - September: site preparation commences

2025 - September: Pavilion opening

Illustrations provided by Quattro Design Architects

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With your help, we can transform the Pavilion for the next generation

If you would like to make a donation to the Pavilion project choose donate now to make an online gift. Every contribution, no matter the size makes a difference and you can help your donation go even further by adding 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

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Get in touch

If you would like more information about our plans for the Pavilion or about opportunities for major benefactors, please get in touch with Sebastian Bullock at or 01242 265 689. For online Gift Aid forms or more information about our funds, projects and how you can donate to College please visit our Ways to Give page here.

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