Roding Building to open in March

London Metropolitan University is opening three floors of teaching and learning spaces in its brand new Roding building opening in March 2018.
Date: 22 February 2018

London Met is opening three floors of state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces in the newly transformed Roding building on our Islington campus.

Working with Bond Bryan Architects, the University is renovating and transforming the building into a vibrant social learning hub, designed to accommodate a wide range of learning and teaching styles.

The new building will now house 11 high-spec classrooms installed with cutting-edge technology, study commons rooms, a variety of social spaces, and a brand new catering outlet called the ‘Highbury Canteen’.

Each classroom will be installed with the latest innovative teaching technology to enhance the student learning experience. Avocor Touchscreens, designed to work in a live environment, and the Nureva Span classroom collaboration technology allows students to collaborate and interact with either large virtual displays or contribute by using their own devices. Other rooms also contain stations for small group collaboration.

The University are implementing more engaging active learning strategies to both enhance the student experience and improve student outcomes.

Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Met, said: “We are delighted to introduce our new Roding Building, which has been designed to ensure teaching and learning excellence in a world-class environment.

“Our students will benefit from a greatly enhanced educational setting that allows them to work flexibly and learn in the ways that best suit them.

“We are committed to investing in education to improve student outcomes and transform lives – the goals of which are at the heart of our Strategic Plan 2015-2020.”

London Met is the first university in the country to install this type of cutting-edge classroom technology, making the learning experience of our students in Roding sure to be unforgettable.

Students’ Union President, Tunde Toki, said: “We are so pleased with the new learning and teaching facilities opening on our Islington campus. This project really demonstrates our University’s goal to further enhance the student experience both within and outside of the classroom.”

The opening of the new building takes place as part of London Met’s multimillion pound One Campus, One Community project, which aims to provide world-class facilities for student learning.

The official opening of the Roding building will take place on 20 March 2018.  Attendees will be able to try out the new technology while enjoying samples of the food that will be served in the building’s newly refurbished café, the Highbury Canteen.

Find out more about One Campus, One Community and its latest campus development projects.