A leading London college, Malvern House, has chosen the King's Cross area of London for their latest site in London. The purpose built centre will be within the recently completed Nido Hall of Residence and will accommodate 17 classrooms and full student facilities to teach over 600 adult students a day. It will be a replacement for the Trafalgar Centre where Malvern House opened its doors in June 2000.
Naresh Malhotra, Managing Director says: ''It's a step by step upgrade of quality for us. We will have three premium centres in Central London: Piccadilly, Bloomsbury and from June, Kings Cross. We are, of course, sad to say goodbye to Trafalgar, but we think our students will welcome a fantastic new customized teaching environment with the latest classroom technology in a part of London that is developing fast as a hub for art, media and education. It's a fabulous space and it enables us to strengthen our positioning as the dependable partner of choice for quality teaching in Central London at a great price.''
Nido is the name for two 16-storey, glass-fronted towers on Pentonville Road, King's Cross, developed at a cost of £95 million and launched last year by The Blackstone Group, to provide first class accommodation and services to undergraduates and postgraduates from around the world who are studying in London. Malvern House students at the King's Cross centre will benefit from the use of the Nido Canteen and courtyard offering even more space and facilities for students. The area also is home to the newly re-opened St.Pancras International train station which has offers fast direct services to Paris and Brussels.
Students at King's Cross will be from Intermediate levels and above. All classrooms will be fitted with Interactive White Boards, with a commitment to rolling these out across all centres in the near future. Jean Daruvala, Academic Director, says ''Our commitment to implementing cutting edge technology into EFL is clear. We've identified Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels as the hardest to progress through and we think that these new resources will certainly help students reach their goals more quickly.''
Andrew Bushby of Blackstone said ''We are very pleased to welcome Malvern House to Nido King's. Both Nido and Malvern House are seeking ambitious, international students who want to experience the best of living and studying in the Centre of London."