Emily Wilding Davison Building
Our exciting and ambitious new Library and Student Services Centre opened its doors this September, ready for the start of the Autumn Term 2017/2018.
After a passionate campaign by students, staff and alumni the new Library and Student Services Centre will be called the Emily Wilding Davison Building, in honour of one of Britain’s most famous suffragettes, and Royal Holloway alumna.
At the heart of the new building is the library space, offering fantastic resources and services, and bright areas for all types of study. The new library will be open 24/7. A new careers and recruitment hub will promote thousands of internships and graduate jobs and offer career coaching to help our students achieve success after graduation.
The building will significantly enable our students to access the support and services they need, from enrolment through to graduation, via a central location in the Student Services Centre. Together with a shop, bank and café, the Davison Building will also offer a dedicated area for our postgraduate research students.
Our College has a rich and vibrant history and we are lucky to be the custodians of an extensive archive and unique special collections, many of which have been donated by alumni or College supporters. Our new building and its dedicated exhibition space will help make these resources
more accessible to the whole community, and provide purpose-built storage so that we can preserve them for future generations.
Founder's Square is positioned between the iconic Grade I listed Founder’s Building and our new-state-of-the-art Davison Building. It has now been pedestrianised and landscaped. It is a fantastic space for students, staff and visitors to relax, catch-up and spend time in.
Warren Jukes is an Architect and the Project Director from Associated Architects, the architecture practice working on our new Emily Wilding Davison Building. In his video he talks about the design of the building and its setting on campus alongside our historic and iconic Founder's Building.
In the last video Adam Clark, Design Director at Plicke Landscape Architects talks about the design for Founder's Square.