Tuesday 1 April 2014 at 7.45am
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Royal Holloway, University of London
On Tuesday 1 April Royal Holloway, University of London, hosted our Spring Breakfast Forum Meeting in the original College Dining Hall in the Grade 1 listed Founder’s Building.
Following a welcome from Simon Higman, Registrar and Director of Operations, we were given an overview of the University’s Masterplan by Mike Berry, Director of Estates, and Hollie White, Major Projects Manager.
Their new Masterplan, that will form a long term development strategy for its main campus, has been submitted to Runnymede Borough Council for Outline Planning permission. The plan is to make the University more competitive and resilient by attracting and retaining students.
Royal Holloway has identified a growth in the student population from the current 9000 up to 12000 by 2031. This will require additional academic floor space and an increase from 2500 to 2650 student bed spaces.
Plans include a new library building, which would be the second largest building on campus, after the Founder’s Building. Other proposed changes include three new pedestrian crossings on the A30 with the removal of the existing footbridges.
A lively Q & A session followed the presentations.
More information can be found at www.rhul.ac.uk/masterplan2013
(L-R) Mark Adams, Runnymede Business Partnership
Mike Berry, Director of Estates, RHUL
Hollie White, Major Projects Manager, RHUL
Simon Higman, Registrar and Director of Operations, RHUL