Royal Holloway appointed planners, Stride Treglown, to coordinate the preparation of a new 20-year estate vision for the main campus. The Estate Plan was prepared between March 2013 and January 2014 and underpinned an outline planning application for a comprehensive development scheme across the campus. The proposals incorporated a 55,000m2 net increase in academic floor space and an additional c.71,000m2 of student residential accommodation (equal to approximately 2,650 beds).
The outline planning application was granted in April 2015. For more information about the Estate Plan, including completed projects which have been generated by it since April 2015 and an update on upcoming projects, click here. This will take you to a dedicated website sharing information about our development projects and how you can get involved over the coming months.
Now that we have the Emily Wilding Davison Building, and the Founder’s West Reading Room has been refurbished, the old Bedford Library can be used for other things. We are developing academic office space, teaching rooms, space for postgraduate students and research and an undergraduate PC lab in the former Bedford Library and the refurbished McCrea building, which will benefit many of our staff and students. The repurposed buildings will give us much needed extra general teaching and office space on campus.