Colleges and Sixth Forms

Colleges use their Solardome® geodesic domes for multipurpose activities ranging from a science building or outdoor classroom to elegant display and gallery structure.

We have two dome ranges for you to choose from. Our standard SOLARDOME® for growing schools glasshouse range 3.5-10m diameter, and our SOLARDOME® PRO architectural system, for fully habitable dome buildings from 10m-25m – perfect for a stylish reception, cafeteria or studio.

A science building with a difference

Our unique glasshouses can be used to create a specialist environment away from the main buildings for science and engineering projects, environmental studies, horticulture and technology.

The Solardome® geodesic dome is also the ideal structure for studying the work of American inventor, Richard Buckminster Fuller. He demonstrated that the geodesic dome is the ultimate way of enclosing space and is the strongest structure available.

Bring organic chemistry to life by investigating how the geodesic shape is replicated in nature in the family of carbon molecules called “fullerenes”, after the geodesic dome inventor.

A design centrepiece

Where space is at a premium and you striving to maximize the area you have, a geodesic dome creates a practical and stylish building quickly and effectively with minimal foundations. They provide a unique setting for special occasions, why not use it as a stylish reception area, canteen, music centre or as a display area for college artwork?


SOLARDOME Capella eco project at Petchey Academy

Petchey Academy

As a ‘green’ school which specialises in healthcare and medical sciences, the Petchey Academy chose a Solardome® glasshouse in which to produce herbs and flowers, enhance science lessons and promote their eco policy.
Find out more

Tor Bridge High, Plymouth

Tor Bridge High

At Tor Bridge High, science teaching is breaking out of the traditional laboratory classroom, thanks to a diverse new outdoor learning environment with a Solardome glasshouse at its heart
Find out more

SOLARDOME Vega & Capella, Wellacre Academy Ecology Centre, Manchester

Wellacre Academy Ecology Centre

Wellacre Academy’s innovative ‘Ecology Centre’, featuring three Solardome® glasshouses, opened in 2011 and immediately won the prestigious International Green Apple award for the Built Environment.
Find out more