30th September 2020 — Sixth Form pupils at University College School in Hampstead were delighted to learn that construction work on the new Sixth Form Centre is ahead of schedule and that the building will be ready for use shortly after the Christmas holidays.
The Centre has been designed by Lewandowski Architects, whose work on the recently opened AKO Centre, UCS’s stunning library and creative learning centre, was so impressive. With that in mind, the sense of anticipation is sky high! The new Sixth Form Centre will be significantly larger than its predecessor. There will be extensive space for pupils to work and unwind. The café area will be larger and pupils will find that the new space will have a more open-plan feel. Many of the foundational design elements for the new centre came from the students themselves: the project needed to be as environmentally-friendly as is possible from the very start, and a strong sense of sustainability underpins the design and the furnishings.
Mark Beard, Headmaster of UCS, delighted with the progress of the new building said: "The girls and boys in our Sixth Form are understandably excited about the imminent opening of these inspirational facilities. The new space will be exceptional and an environment where collaborative work could happen anywhere, not just in one designated area. Like the Creative Learning Centre opened in 2019, it will certainly add to the Sixth Form experience at UCS. I almost wish I could be a sixth former again!"