New Razak Science Centre

One of the College’s recent areas of focus has been the development of what will be known as the ‘Razak Science Centre’. It was in this part of the school that the Nuffield Science Programme was largely developed under John Lewis (former Head of Science in the 1960s and 70s and Housemaster of No.8) and others, and it is now being re-modelled with the aim of developing Science in all its guises as an even more critically important aspect of our curriculum.  Our architects have been careful to preserve what is structurally sound (for example, the exterior of the Preston Building) so that money is not wasted but, at the same time, are creating a home for Science which is ‘cutting edge’ and includes the new ‘Lewis Lecture Theatre’.

The Razak Science Centre will be created by completely refurbishing the existing Preston Science and 1960s building, and joining the two with a brand new 140 seat Lecture Theatre. The fully-integrated Centre will consist of eighteen state-of-the-art laboratories, including a showcase laboratory, extra prep rooms, and a new green house on the top floor. Please click for the floorplans for the building.

The philanthropic support from a variety of College Benefactors has been a critical ingredient of this new development.  Central to this was a significant gift from a very generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous, made in honour of the Honourable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Old Malvernian (House No.2, 1968 to 1971). The College is extremely grateful for this support, which has been crucial in the development of this important new project on the College campus. We are also very proud of the achievement of one of our former pupils in becoming Prime Minister of Malaysia and to be able to count such a distinguished personality as one of our Alumni.

With the ever increasing importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in modern day life, it is vital that Malvern prepares its pupils to be the great minds of the future. Malvern College hopes to inspire its pupils into fulfilling careers in the varied field of Science. The College believes that the education it offers will be integral in solving some of the world’s most complex problems in the future, be they medical challenges, the provision of energy or tackling climate change.

Perspective looking south

Architect's perspective looking south

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