Apollo Projects were further engaged by St Thomas – on the back of completing a very successful gymnasium project to design and build a ‘STEM’ Learning Studio (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) to replace an old facility which was demolished as a result of the 2011 earthquake.
The new facility is single storey covering 660m², designed with 3 co-joined pods each separated by full height glazed sliding doors. Each of the three pods are able to operate as two classroom spaces and each area has their own breakout room.
The science pod is equipped with work benches, chemical sinks and Bunsen burners. Teachers have their own staff/resource room, centrally located for visual supervision and easy access.
All areas are well equipped with in floor power and data points and the whole facility is well served with wireless data to allow students robust internet connectivity.
The construction consists of concrete floor, steel portals, Kingspan wall cladding- for both thermal properties and to provide robust internal and external finishes, double glazed windows with an insulated Coloursteel roof.