Dyson STEAM Building, Gresham's School, Norfolk

The Dyson STEAM Building will provide a new centre of excellence for the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics at Gresham's School, Holt. The building has recently secured planning permission from North Norfolk District Council. Sitework will commence in March 2020 and the building will be operational for the start of the 2021 Michaelmas term. 

Sir James Dyson, a Gresham’s alumnus, has donated £19 million to the school to enable the new centre to be built at the heart of the Senior School site. The building will enable new approaches to teaching, encouraging project work and collaboration.

Spaces will be equipped with the latest technology to ensure the highest levels of teaching; from robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to programming and machine learning. The building will also provide greatly improved opportunities for the outreach programme which Gresham’s runs with local schools.

Yasmin Al-Ani Spence, Director at WilkinsonEyre, says “This building will provide contemporary teaching spaces for the investigation of the sciences and the arts simultaneously, enhancing critical thinking and promoting innovation. The building itself – through the clarity and honesty of design and construction - becomes a teaching tool in its own right.”