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Science building

This video shows how the Science building will look once completed.

The new Science building will be a high quality, technology led-building available for all students and staff.  It will have a 268 seat state-of-the-art lecture theatre, multi-functional seminar rooms, flexible laboratories and creative and collaborative spaces.

The building will be home to the Department of Electronic Engineering and will provide the space and facilities to support the development of the new department. You can find out about studying in the new Department of Electronic Engineering from Professor Howard here.

The building will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Each of the three floors will have a different function, giving project-led activities their own space separate from other forms of teaching, research and staff offices. Engaging group collaborative working spaces are a core design focus throughout the building.


At a glance

  • 3,950sqm 3-storey building
  • 268 seat lecture theatre
  • 80 seat lecture theatre with interactive bench seating
  • Two seminar rooms, one electronics teaching laboratory and one PC laboratory
  • A creative learning suite with three adjacent spaces
  • A roof-topped field laboratory with solar panels and wind turbine
  • Open plan offices for PhD students and academic staff


Construction facts

  • Site cleared for construction in spring 2016
  • Construction started in January 2017 and will be ready by summer 2018
  • Awarded 'BREEAM Excellent' at design stage
  • 152 piles were set 24 metres deep
  • 50 tonnes of reinforcement have gone into the foundations and parts of the structure
  • 220 tonne crawler crane was used to erect the main frame which was delivered in 1,200 parts




In December 2014, HEFCE awarded Royal Holloway a £5 million grant to develop the new Science building in order to encourage more female engineers to address the national shortage.




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

Watch it being built

This time-lapse video shows you the construction of the building from January 2015 to September 2017.

Look at the ground floor

On the ground floor there will be a large lecture theatre and two seminar rooms, an electronics teaching laboratory and PC laboratory.

Look at the first floor


On the first floor the creative learning suite with three adjacent spaces will support the project based learning process.


Look at the second floor


The second floor is where the postgraduate students and staff will be based in an open plan working environment.



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