The Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI) is seeking views on the construction of a new proposed South Wing on the RBAI Campus.
This proposed development will secure the School’s future on the site, providing the necessary infrastructure to support the educational needs of 1,100 pupils and staff who contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of the City Centre.
Plans for the new South Wing include a multi-purpose Dining Hall, 15 general classrooms, a drama suite, a 25m swimming pool, a Board Room suite, living accommodation for the School Steward, a new small extension to the Soane Building and the development of landscaped zones.
Facilitating the redevelopment of the site involves the demolition of existing school infrastructure that is not fit for purpose, including the dining hall, swimming pool and W-Block.
RBAI has been educating boys in the heart of Belfast for over 200 years.
Built on values of excellence, respect, and participation, RBAI provides an outstanding and inspirational education, attracting each year, a diverse range of pupils from over 50 feeder primary schools across Belfast and beyond.
RBAI is a multi-cultural Grammar School in the heart of the city centre community, that is passionate about equipping young people to take their place in society.
Teaching and learning styles are constantly evolving, the use of technology is advancing, along with the recognition that having a positive learning environment is critical to pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.
RBAI is restricted by buildings which were designed for a very different era and an extensive review of the School’s estate highlighted: