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Completed projects - South Campus

In recent years we have completed two significant projects to develop existing space on the South Campus; The Boilerhouse has been carefully renovated and the main entrance to our historic Founder’s building has been refurbished.

The Boilerhouse




The first stage of the project was to dry out the Tank Room and build a new floor and walls, while preserving the room’s historic Victorian brickwork in the ceiling

The Tank Room

The Tank Room once housed water tanks that fed the large coal-fired boilers that made up the heart of the Boilerhouse. 





tank seminar room

The Tank Room Seminar Room

The Tank Room is now a state-of-the-art seminar space for up to 80 students. The facility has modern IT and collaboration facilities, while also retaining period details such as the metal columns and vaulted ceiling.



Boiler room

The Boiler Room

This space once housed giant coal-fired boilers, which would heat up water from the Tank Room before transporting it, via underground tunnels, to heat Founder's Building.  







Lecture theatre

The Boilerhouse Lecture Theatre

The Boilerhouse now houses a modern lecture theatre for up to 250 students. The lecture theatre retains many of the original features, including the white tiled walls and the iron arches that support the high ceiling.








The Boilerhouse stable block

The stables were once home to the horses that hauled coal up to the Boilerhouse from Egham station. Over time many of the original features of this room had become obscured with white paint and services. 



The Boilerhouse Café 

The stable block is now home to the new Boilerhouse Café, a thoroughly modern and comfortable social study space for up to 150 patrons. The original Victorian beams have been revealed and are now a key feature.



The Boilerhouse was once the source of heat and power for the entire College. This historic listed building has been carefully renovated to provide a beautiful, adaptable space for teaching and performance ensuring the Boilerhouse is a historic, atmospheric building with a modern twist for all to enjoy.

Back in 2013, we celebrated the opening of the tremendous large lecture theatre and drama studios in the Boilerhouse. Over the summer of 2015 the tank rooms in the back corner of the building were waterproofed and decked out to create a new seminar space. This work also created essential storage units for Drama and Students' Union societies while maintaining the external fabric of this listed building.

The final phase of the renovation saw the creation of a café which opened in October 2016. The café and adjoining pavilion are a welcoming space to spend time in, having brought together the original stable block with a new contemporary space and making the fantastic chimneys into a focal point. You can find out more about the creation of the Café here.

Find out more about the design for the café from Peter Cartwright, architect for the new space and Director at Cartwright Pickard in one of our ‘Behind the hat’ videos.

Founder's Visit Information Point

Founders VIP 1a - CopyFounders VIP 2a


Founder's is the College’s flagship building, yet the main east entrance and reception area were not as welcoming as they could be. We have now redeveloped the entrance and reception so that there’s a clearer arrival point for visitors coming to our College, while improving disabled access.

The modern welcoming entrance hall, which provides an information point for visitors who are looking for information, advice or directions, was opened in September 2016. We have also finished refurbishing Founder’s West main entrance to make it look smart, bright and airier with new disabled and goods access.

Other projects

SpringRisegatev2In December 2015 we installed a new three metre high fence by Spring Rise Gate to provide greater security for our College community and local residents. The entrance to campus from Lynwood Avenue/ Spring Rise has been improved for pedestrians and cyclists by widening the existing gateway and installing improved lighting. A new double gateway has been installed to the north to enable access for drainage and clearance in the surrounding wooded area.




Celebrating structural completion of the new Science building

Celebrating structural completion of the new Science building

On Thursday 9 November, Royal Holloway, University of London, held a 'topping out' ceremony to mark the structural completion of the new £22.2million Science building. Guests at the ceremony included key representatives from Royal Holloway and Electronic Engineering students, as well as Andrew Osborne, Chairman of Osborne, the construction company that is managing the build.
Friday 10th November 2017
HRH The Princess Royal opens the new Emily Wilding Davison Building

HRH The Princess Royal opens the new Emily Wilding Davison Building

The new Emily Wilding Davison Building at Royal Holloway, University of London's Egham campus was officially opened on 16 October by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London.
Thursday 19th October 2017
A celebration of the past at George Eliot Hall

A celebration of the past at George Eliot Hall

A plaque, commemorating the preservation of a piece of local history, has been unveiled at the George Eliot Hall.
Tuesday 17th October 2017





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