On 21 March 2019 Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, escorted by Colonel Murfin, Deputy Lieutenant of Bromley, attended Eltham College to officially open the Turberville Building.
The Turberville Building, named after Geoffrey Turberville Headmaster from 1930 to 1959, is the new home for the school’s Modern and Classical Languages and Maths departments, as well as a new Sixth Form Centre with study space, careers office and onsite café.
In addition, as part of the opening event the Foxbury Medical and Well-being Centre, which houses specialist treatment, counselling and rest rooms, was also officially opened. The Foxbury Medical and Well-being Centre has been named to recognise the generous donation made to the College by the Old Elthamians Charitable Trust (OECT) who for 70 years have owned and used land in Chislehurst, brought from the Foxbury Estate in 1947.
The project was the first significant building works to be undertaken on the historic school grounds in over 50 years and provides a practical, yet contemporary and elegant building that meets the growing demands of specialist space in the college.
Guy Sanderson, Headmaster of Eltham College said “We are delighted that the Lord-Lieutenant could join us and officially open these new buildings, which will allow us to provide exceptional new facilities for our students. This is an exciting phase of development for the College as we look to enhance our teaching and learning space before becoming fully co-educational from 2020”.