The Forder Centre, which forms part of the Westminster Cultural Precinct, was opened to students for term two, and includes a dining hall for both day and boarding students and a café overlooking the playing fields.
Dance, Drama and Music
The space is also home to a library and learning resource centre, as well as extensive drama and music facilities, including individual and group practice spaces. The drama and music facilities within the centre sit alongside the dedicated dance studios, and all three connect into the adjacent Michael Murray Centre for performing arts.
Masterplan nears completion
Westminster School principal, Simon Shepherd, is excited to open the Forder Centre, as the current transformative Campus Masterplan stages near completion, offering students from Reception to Year 12 contemporary and connected learning spaces that work together to nurture the strong school community.
“Our students are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make at Westminster. The addition of the Forder Centre, as part of the Westminster Cultural Precinct, will offer students an entire, dedicated level for music and drama facilities, a floor dedicated to library services and vitality important social spaces, including the dining hall that will be open to both boarders and day students”, says Simon.
This development comes after the initial stages of the Campus Masterplan, that saw the delivery of the Inquiry and Innovation Hub, a three-storey specialised STEM learning centre, complete with advanced science, design, technology, food, fashion and engineering facilities, as well as the Carter Wing, home to creative arts and digital, as well as the Thomas Sports pavilion.
The final stages of the Campus Masterplan are now underway, and will see the developments of an open social space, Westminster Green, to connect all new facilities and create a vibrant hub in the centre of the school.