Uncovering the past at Moorgate

The University launches its sponsor a brick campaign to support the refurbishment of Electra House

Date: 9 October 2014

London Metropolitan University’s Electra House in the heart of the city was once home to a beautiful mural painted by artist George Murray over 100 years ago. That’s why the University has big plans to renovate the building’s foyer and reveal this hidden gem.

The University is hoping to crowdsource the money from its alumni, staff, students, friends and neighbours in Moorgate through the launch of a sponsor a brick campaign. It is hoped that £50,000 will be raised in support of the project.

The uncovering of the mural is just part of a large renovation project at Moorgate campus following an investment of over £8 million by the University in student hubs and the refurbishment of seminar rooms, lecture theatres and study spaces. There will also be a mini museum to make sure the improved space is stimulating for students, staff and the public.   

Professor Stephen Perkins, Dean of the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, said: “We want Electra House to be a great place for students, staff and the public, and the alterations to the foyer are the final step in achieving this.”

Help transform Electra House

Donations towards the fund can be made online via the project’s JustGiving page. Alternatively, you can text your donation by texting GUIL84 followed by £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070. For more information about the project email fbl@londonmet.ac.uk.

The architectural plan for Electra House