Once the new Library and Student Services Centre opens in 2017, the Founder’s West Reading Room will remain a library reading room, as it has been since the College opened in 1886, while Bedford Library will be repurposed.
So far, our Estates team have developed suggested layouts, which showcase what we could do with the space.
Our ambition is to develop academic office space in Bedford Library, which many of our staff will benefit from. Breakout teaching and study spaces are also being considered in the plans too, providing you and students with places to discuss, share ideas and write papers.
The repurposed Bedford Library will give us much needed extra office space on campus, especially when you consider the number of departments that are currently based in the McCrea building alone.
When will this happen?
The work on repurposing the Bedford Library will begin once the new Library and Student Services Centre is open in 2017. When teams move into the Bedford building, this will create a knock-on effect, giving more space to others too.
An Estate Conditions Survey is also underway to look at pre-1982 buildings, such as Queens and McCrea to identify other work that can be carried out to improve them.
- 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
- 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 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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