Malvern College Hong Kong Completes Superstructure As Headmaster Takes Up Post

HONG KONG, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Prestigious British independent school completes campus structure on time
  • Construction scheduled for completion in April 2018
  • Dr. Robin Lister, Founding Headmaster, officially takes up post a year ahead of opening

Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) has completed the superstructure of the state of the art new campus next to the Science Park. The school's foundation stone was laid in April 2016 in a ceremony attended by Hong Kong's current Chief Executive, Carrie Lam.

Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) has completed the superstructure of the state of the art new campus on time, Founding Headmaster, Dr. Robin Lister is officially on board.
Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) has completed the superstructure of the state of the art new campus on time, Founding Headmaster, Dr. Robin Lister is officially on board.

The construction of the superstructure took a fast-track approach and completed in six months. The 24,000 square-metre school building was built with reinforced concrete, while the exterior will be finished in high quality painting, tiles and metal cladding which create different functions and characteristics of the school.

The school building is now equipping different trade works and installations, including internal fit-out, window walls, MEP services completed with a building management system, and purpose-designed specialist systems such as the audio and visual system, IT system, swimming pool and green wall.

As construction continues, Malvern College Hong Kong's Founding Headmaster, Dr. Robin Lister, has moved permanently to Hong Kong, exactly a year ahead of the school's official opening in September 2018. He will use the next 12 months to oversee the final elements of the school's construction, continue to recruit a world class faculty, and manage developments around the curriculum and admissions.

Having inspected the superstructure, Dr. Lister commented:

"It is tremendously exciting to see the physical building taking shape …Once complete, the school will be magnificent, and a true testament to the rich tradition of Malvern College in the UK.  Like the building itself, the facilities will be cutting edge as we strive to provide the best experiences that a modern and holistic education has to offer.

"I am delighted to now be permanently based in Hong Kong, a year ahead of Malvern College Hong Kong's opening. Notwithstanding the magnificent building and facilities, it is the quality of the teaching staff which is going to be the biggest asset of the school; recruitment has already started and we have several recruitment trips planned in the coming months.

"I am very proud to be a part of the next step in the expanding the Malvern College family, and to be able to offer such a well-rounded educational experience to our pupils."

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Founded in 1865, Malvern College is a leading co-educational boarding and day school based in Malvern, Worcestershire, U.K., and is a member of the Rugby Group of Independent Schools. Together with its associated preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, it provides education for 900 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18.  

Located adjacent to the Hong Kong Science Park, Malvern College Hong Kong is set to be one of the leading international schools in Hong Kong, inheriting its ethos from Malvern College UK. Offering 960 places for primary and secondary students, and with an overall teacher to student ratio of 1:10, the school will officially open its doors in September 2018.

Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong (MCPSHK) has an international setting that welcomes and celebrates diversity and each child's unique background, nurturing students in a bilingual environment.

MCPSHK will also be the first school in Hong Kong to run the Forest School programme with Forest School Association certified Forest School leaders and will introduce a structured parenting programme which actively engages parents and key carers in the well-being of the children.

MCPSHK opened its doors at its brand-new site in the Coronation Circle earlier in end August.


After attending Hymers' College in Yorkshire Robin Lister studied for a BA in Theology and a post-graduate teaching qualification at Hull University. He was then awarded scholarships to attend Harvard University where he read for a Master's degree after which he became the Gifford Fellow at St Andrews University where he took his Ph.D and undertook some part-time lecturing. In between degrees he worked for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge Massachusetts where he remained as a consultant for some years. He arrived at Malvern College in 1989 as the Head of Religious Studies and was then appointed Housemaster of Roslin House in 1998, Deputy Head in 2007 and Senior Deputy Head in 2012.  In what little spare time he has, Robin has a passion for the Highlands of Scotland where he tries to spend a few weeks each year, walking and cycling.  He is a great admirer of J. S. Bach, enjoys modern art and architecture and has a particularly keen interest in international relations.  

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