A front view of the Main Building situated in North East London

Main Building

Built in 1927, the Main Building is the heart of the College. The Student Information Centre, the Zone, the Principalship and many of the teaching classrooms are located here.

The Drapers Building

The Drapers Building was opened in September 2004 and houses an exceptional Learning Resource Centre (LRC), excellent Art and Photography studios and a coffee shop. This building is also home to our Humanities department.

The Drapers Building, one of the many buildings for the students at Sir George Monoux College

The Brockman Building, one of the many buildings for the students at Sir George Monoux College

The Brockman Building

Opened in September 2003, the Brockman Building provides first rate accommodation and facilities for Music, Business, Media and Performing Arts. It also houses the Sports Hall, our new state of the art gym and adjoining changing room facilities. The Brockman Building has 216 solar panels on its rooftop that help to generate income for the College that is used to fund student scholarships.

Student Centre and Conservatory

The Student Centre and Conservatory houses the College’s main catering facility, which offers an extensive selection of hot and cold foods, snacks and drinks. The Centre also provides a relaxation area and IT facilities.

The catering team providing warm lunches at the Student Centre and Conservatory A front view of the student conservatory The Canteen sitting area where students can enjoy their meal

An image of the Dankworth music suite, appropriately named after former student and jazz icon Sir John Dankworth

The Dankworth Music Suite

The Dankworth Music Suite is a top of the range music facility, equipped with a grand piano, practice rooms and recording studio. It is named after former student and jazz icon Sir John Dankworth. Click here for more information on Sir John’s time at Sir George Monoux College.

The Matthew Bourne Theatre

The Matthew Bourne Theatre is used in both student performances and cross-college events. It features sprung floor and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. It was named in honour of internationally celebrated dance producer and choreographer and former student Matthew Bourne OBE in 2014.

A side view of the Matthew Bourne Theatre A front view of the stage within the Matthew Bourne Theatre A unique image of Sir Matthew Bourne at the facility

An overview of our art & design studio A front view of our unique setup for photography

Art & Design and Photography Studios

Our Art facilities include purpose-built studios and specialist facilities for textiles, sculpture, print-making, photography and painting. Our Photography department has a fully equipped darkroom and lighting studio.

Media Studio

Our Media Studio features a state of the art iMac suite complete with the latest industry standard software, as well as digital video recording, photography and editing facilities.

An image of one our high achieving students making use of the industry standard software and hardware Monoux provides

A staff member displaying our excellent quad space which is equipped with our Eco-gym

The Quad

The Quad is an excellent place for students to meet, relax and socialise outdoors. The Quad area is equipped with our Eco-Gym, the world’s first outdoor gym equipment which harnesses students’ energy, charges their phones and sends the surplus energy back into the College. This is a student space and thus students are actively encouraged to develop ideas that would help to improve this recreational space.

The Zone

The Zone is an informal student work space. It is fitted with IT facilities and offers a large space for group work. The Zone is also a multifunctional space used for events and celebrations. The Art students are completing a large project on reducing noise pollution by means of designing, producing and fitting ‘acoustic clouds’ in the Student Zone area.

The Zone will be undergoing refurbishment, ready for September 2015.

A front view of the zone, displaying many flags as we celebrate diversity at Monoux college

A semi-birds eye view of the learning resource center, equipped with the latest technology

The Learning Resource Centre

Our Learning Resource Centre is a large, attractive, purpose-built space that accommodates a wide range of resources and facilities to help students succeed on their courses. Overall the Learning Resource Centre offers more than 40,000 items to choose from. Our resources and services include:

  • 80 personal computers
  • Study tables for small group work
  • Silent Study Area
  • Photocopiers and scanners, plus colour printing
  • Non-fiction books covering all areas of the curriculum
  • Classic novels and modern fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Careers and university resources

There is a strong emphasis on promoting reading for pleasure and the fiction section is popular with our students.

The friendly and knowledgeable Learning Resource Centre staff are available to help you with using the resources and facilities effectively. There is also a very popular Suggestion Box where you can place requests for new resources you would like, including books, DVDs and magazines.

Sports Facilities

Our brand new gym facilities are equipped with state of the art Gymgear weights and machines. Our Sports Hall is fitted to accommodate multiple sports, including Basketball, Badminton and Indoor Cricket. We have two sports fields, in addition to outdoor and indoor gyms, staffed by fully qualified instructors.

Learn more about our sports provision

An image of two members of our cricket team, equipped with the state of the art sportswear to keep them safe

A front view of the conference centre displaying the latest technology

The Conference Centre

The Conference Centre offers a large open space for staff and students which is used for hosting events, conferences, workshops and lessons.

The Study Plus Centre

The Study Plus Centre is a space for students to gain extra help with their studies. Our friendly Study Plus Learning Consultants are on hand to assist students in all areas of their learning, including:

  • Curriculum support
  • Revision and exam preparation
  • Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Coursework and essay techniques
  • CV, personal statements and job applications support
  • Special educational needs support (e.g. dyslexia)
  • General organisation and learning skills

The Study Plus Centre is open 5 days a week during term time and features silent and group work spaces, plus over 50 personal computers. The Study Plus team also offer drop-in, one-to-one and in-class support.

A front view of the Study Plus Centre A side view of the Study Plus Centre A front view of the Study Plus Centre

A front view of one of our IT classrooms, displaying the excellent infrastructure provided to the students of Monoux

IT Facilities

The College has an outstanding IT infrastructure. Students and staff have access to over one thousand computers, laptops and tablets. All classrooms are fitted with interactive SMART boards, with projectors and sound systems. The College has full WiFi coverage and staff and students are welcome to bring in their own devices.

Fitness Suite

The new gym is free for students to use and is equipped with state of the art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, covering over 200m2 of sports facilities. The fitness suite incorporates equipment including:

  • 20 Gym Gear fitness stations
  • 2 Full power racks
  • 4 Station multi jungle
  • Dual adjustable pulley
  • T97 Treadmills and Concept 2 rowers

The college offer a wide variety of fitness related courses alongside the facility being used for the general fitness of both the students and staff. All of the fitness equipment combined helps to ensure that the new gym meets the full requirements of the college.

A front view of the fitness suite provided to the students Treadmills and steppers provided for cardiovascular training Weight lifting machines provided for strength training The excellent range of dumbbells and benches provided to our students