As the origin of the Southern Silk Road, Xinjin,“the scenic spot in the west of Sichuan” has a rich cultural heritage. In recent years, the opportunities afforded by the launch of Tianfu New District, the southward expansion of Chengdu, and its rising status of becoming a district have opened a new page in Xinjin’s history.
In accordance with the national policies encouraging education innovation, the Xinjin government has supported the development of Malvern College Chengdu’s unique education offering which is designed to match the requirements of top international universities and to cultivate globalized talents for the 21st century—enabling Malvern College Chengdu to become the key education institution of Xinjin. Support for Malvern College Chengdu also comes from the British Consulate, the China-Britain Trade Association, the British Chamber of Commerce, the China-Britain Business Council and the Chengdu Economic and Trade Office of Hong Kong SAR Government, and other government agencies.
Malvern College Chengdu’s new campus is located in Huayuan Town, Xinjin, next to a high-speed rail station and a metro station. With a planned area of 150 Mu and a total building area of 90,000 sqm, the college will offer high school, middle school, primary school and preschool education for some 2,000 students.
The Tsinghua University Architectural Design Institute has successfully combined feedback from UK and Hong Kong architects with the teaching philosophy and aims of Malvern College Chengdu to create a unique British-style “forest campus”. Incorporating both British architectural features and modern design concepts, the campus is equipped with many state-of-the-art facilities, including a heated swimming pool, a multi-purpose indoor sports hall, and a theatre. Both the teaching and dormitory buildings are equipped with central air-conditioning and fresh air systems, and the kindergarten utilises under-floor heating.