29 Oct 2013

Gazelle STEM Centre Opens

The new Gazelle STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) centre at Barking and Dagenham College was officially opened by TV presenter Carol Vorderman last week. 

The new £4m building, designed by ADP, is one of only two Gazelle accredited STEM centres in the country.  STEM subjects are integral to the UK’s success, and the government has long identified STEM education as a major priority at both school and HE level. 

The centre is designed as a series of creative spaces to inspire more young people to follow science, technology, engineering and maths careers. The spaces have been designed to be flexible so that internal layouts can be altered to suit different teaching requirements without affecting the services or how the building functions. The building also provides two large workshops for teaching, bricklaying, plastering and plumbing. 

This project follows the successful completion of ADP’s design for Green Technologies Centre, which educates students on the topic of renewable technologies. 

ADP has also recently been commissioned to design a new STEM centre for the City of Oxford College at their Blackbird Leys campus.