03 Dec

WW Martin help host a topping out ceremony at The Great Hall, Canterbury

On Monday 3rd December at the top of the Great Hall building, the school Chaplain - Dr Paul Glass was joined by The Kent College Headmaster, Dr David Lamper, and the Bursar - Angela Hencher.

Marking the progress of the works, Dr Paul Glass blessed the building and the lights as they were turned on the 10ft Christmas tree, which has been placed at the top of the steel frame structure to celebrate the festive season.

Dr Paul Glass said:

‘At the beginning of Advent and in this season of anticipation, what better time to bless the new Kent College Great Hall during the topping out ceremony to celebrate progress on the marvelous new facility which will open in 2019’.

Dr David Lamper, Executive Head of Kent College said:

"The purpose engineered space draws on the latest in architectural design having the ability to expand or contract it's foyer, reducing the seating from 600 to 389 for smaller performances and create space for exhibitions, galleries or entertaining. The building itself has a low-energy passive labyrinth heating and ventilation system, photovoltaic cells and will be built to comply to the highest level of sustainability standards.

The Great Hall is another step for Kent College in building a world-class campus and it will be used as a versatile and practical space for the school’s highly regarded drama and music departments and for the wider local community. Kent College is akey sponsor of the Canterbury Festival who will also use the Great Hall as part of the annual events programme in October each year."

The Great Hall will be completed in 2019.

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