Artist impressions of the new J Block

J Block: External view

Ground floor: Study commons entrance area

First floor: Study commons break out area

Second floor: Study area

Third floor: Quiet study area

Overview: Variety of study areas

J Block renovations

As part of One Campus|One Community (OC|OC) we want to strengthen links with our local community and enhance the experience of all our students, staff and public stakeholders. We are therefore planning to create both a new teaching and learning building and a vibrant, welcoming open space at the heart of our Holloway campus that is accessible to our local Islington community.

Our new teaching and learning centre

Standing at the heart of the Holloway campus is our two-storey J Block building, currently home to classrooms and our Students’ Union. J Block will be completely transformed into a vibrant teaching and learning centre with an additional two floors that will double the capacity of the building and increase its density.

Our new teaching and learning centre will consist of a number of exciting new features. This includes 25 dynamic teaching spaces created with the latest teaching technology and various modern furniture designs to accommodate different teaching styles. There will also be a new cafe with the capacity to seat 250 people – becoming the principal catering outlet for the campus.

These new teaching and learning environments will be created with connected social learning spaces accessible from a new public square at the heart of the campus. Study commons spaces will also be installed consisting of both quiet learning spaces and social learning spaces to support flexible independent learning for students.

Work will begin in spring 2018 and is due for completion in summer 2019.


View our plans

Take a look at our plans to develop our Holloway campus

Take an inside look at J Block!