New Animal Science Centre is Now Open!

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Students, lecturers, contractors and guests joined Oliver Letwin MP for the official opening of the brand new Animal Science Centre at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester.

Completed on schedul,e the Coneygar Centre replaces outdated and cramped facilities with state-of-the-art resources. The new purpose-built teaching facility houses five classrooms, an ICT suite, dog grooming salon, rooms for small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, specialist aquatic teaching area, offices and welfare facilities.

In celebration of the opening, guests enjoyed an address by Oliver Letwin, a tour of the new building and its facilities, followed by lunch and further demonstrations at the College’s Equine Arena and onsite dairy.

New opening of Kingston Maurward College's Animal Science Coneygar Centre Oliver LetwinThe £2.3m project, with funding procured through the Scape framework, was carried out by construction experts, Kier, working alongside Dorchester architects A&Q and structural engineers Calcinotto.

Kingston Maurward College Principal, Clare Davison, added: “This Animal Science Centre will be an enormous asset to the college, meeting the highest welfare standards for animals and allowing students to benefit from the best resources. It replaces long outgrown animal conservation and welfare academy classrooms, which can now be better used for other purposes.”

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