Elizabeth College has a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand the College’s site and facilities by purchasing the adjacent building, Canada Court. This building is on land originally granted to the College in perpetuity by Elizabeth I back in the 1500s, but lost in the intervening 450 years.
The Elizabeth College Main Building was built to accommodate 150 students almost two hundred years ago, with other buildings on the campus even older. Modern teaching methods and the increased emphasis on individual and independent study, combined with a wider and more sophisticated curriculum, mean that the College has been struggling to accommodate an ever increasing demand for space for some years. The opportunity to acquire land and buildings adjacent to the College site, with direct access by pupils to enlarged facilities, is just too good to miss.
Elizabeth College and the building’s owner are together working on a planning application for change of use of the building to educational facilities and this will be submitted before the end of June 2018.
Elizabeth College Principal Jenny Palmer said: “This fabulous opportunity to expand our site and provide much-needed additional teaching and study space is not one we can allow to pass by. The open plan nature of the building is ideally suited, subject to Planning, for conversion to improved library facilities and study areas and we are very excited about the enormous enhancement it would provide to the educational experience of our pupils.”
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