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 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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