Dosch Macleod Science Wing Opening

Official opening for the Dosch Macleod Science Wing at King William’s College, Isle of Man.

The Science Department located within an elegant listed building, originally constructed between 1830 and 1833, has been sympathetically refurbished to create modernised Teaching Laboratories and Lecture Theatre space. Providing an enhanced learning experience for current and future students in attractive, stimulating surroundings.

Designed pre-pandemic, following a briefly delayed start, the build progressed throughout the onset of lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions. Innovative use of remote communication methods, including MS Teams, 3D model sharing and WhatsApp calls, created a uniquely collaborative project delivery, with unforeseen refurbishment issues being managed co-operatively between the ‘On island’ and ‘Off island’ project team members.

The completed Science Wing faithfully replicates the projects designs and visualisations, demonstrating the contractors – Stewart Clague Services’ commitment to the project and the exceptional level of communication maintained by the team throughout.

Designers and Contractor finally got to meet in person (and toast the project completion) on opening night!