London Met launches £900,000 Holloway campus upgrade project

London Met will see a £900,000 upgrade to a number of its Holloway campus facilities by the end of 2017.

Date: 28 September 2017

London Metropolitan University has launched the third phase of its campus-brightening programme as part of One Campus, One Community. The University will see a £900,000 upgrade to various areas of its Holloway campus to enhance the teaching and learning experience for students and staff.

Areas included in the wide-scale campus-brightening project include the Graduate Centre’s teaching and learning spaces, and 20 classrooms located in the Benwell Road area of the campus.

All Graduate Centre classrooms included will be enhanced with new carpeting and modern classroom furniture. Teaching and learning spaces in the Benwell Road area will be transformed with the installation of the latest teaching technology, and a refreshed interior look that includes student artwork.

Due for completion in October 2017, these exciting projects take place ahead of plans to launch three floors of brand new teaching and learning facilities in January 2018, known as the ‘C Block project’.

The designs for these spaces are informed by feedback received from students and staff on pilot classrooms that were launched at the Holloway campus in March 2017.

Student input is key to the University’s plans to develop exciting, vibrant environments that create an inspiring atmosphere. London Met has therefore commissioned a Teacher Training student to create a monochrome patterned installation to the ground floor behind the Graduate Centre to lift both the look and feel of the interior space. Student artwork has also been purchased from The Cass Summer Show to contribute to the enhancement of the Holloway campus.

A number of estates projects are being launched as London Met progresses towards the establishment of its single campus vision.

By the end of 2017 the University will see the redesign and transformation of Enrico’s Kitchen into a brand new Highbury Canteen, providing a brighter and more exciting refectory space with an enhanced menu. In addition to this, the Learning Resource Centre will see a £150,000 refurbishment of its second and third floor restroom facilities and the enhancement of the silent study area.

Plans for autumn 2017 also include the renovation of Harglenis Building – the new home of the Students’ Union, which will open in October.

Find out more about what else is in store for London Met’s future single campus.

External view of the Graduate Centre