On 24 July 2012, SIT had its groundbreaking ceremony at Ngee Ann Polytechnic to symbolise the beginning of construction of its new building located. SIT will house three of its ten overseas university partners at its building in NP: Newcastle University (NU), University of Glasgow (UOG), and Wheelock College. Comprising eight storeys of teaching facilities, it will include two semi-basement storeys that hold three large lecture halls. Students in Wheelock College's Early Childhood Education degree programme will also be trained in a simulated pre-school classroom during their coursework. NU students will enjoy the use of studios for design purposes, while UOG students will have access to Engineering studios for coursework production.