This video shows how the Science building will look once completed.
At a glance
The new Science building will:
- be home to state-of-the-art lecture theatres, seminar rooms and labs for our science departments
- have space for a new Electronic Engineering Department, with the aim to increase female participation
- allow an increase in student numbers.
In December 2014, HEFCE awarded us a £5 million grant to develop a new science building on campus.
The building will include new state-of-the-art lecture theatres, seminar rooms and flexible and multi-functional laboratories suitable for use by staff and students in our science departments. These new facilities will allow us to increase student numbers in existing disciplines.
The Science building will also provide the space and facilities to support the initiation and development of an Electronic Engineering Department that will deliver the new undergraduate (and ultimately postgraduate) programmes, which are core to our plans for growing the student population to 10,500 by 2020. Our top priority will be to attract more women to achieve a genuine gender balance in a subject where the national average for female students is only 10 per cent of the cohort. Royal Holloway recently appointed Professor David M Howard as Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering. You can find out about studying in the new Department of Electronic Engineering from Professor Howard here.
When will the building work take place?
We cleared the space for the new Science building in spring 2016, and received planning permission in August 2016. Construction started in January 2017 and is due to be finished during the 2017/18 academic year.
The new Science building will replace the HEFCE Condition D Queen’s Annexe. This change will support another strategic priority; the improvement in quality and environmental efficiency of the overall academic estate.
- On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September Royal Holloway students will be moving into Halls of residences in preparation for the new term. Over this weekend the university will also be welcoming the first residents of the new George Eliot Hall, located off Harvest Road.
- Tuesday 12th September 2017
- Work is being carried to create a safe route between Royal Holloway's new George Eliot Halls on the university's north campus and the south campus, with the installation of a new pedestrian crossing and bus shelters on the A30.
- Tuesday 18th July 2017
- Roadwork information
- Monday 3rd July 2017
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