Images of the Students' Union's new home in Harglenis Building
Harglenis Building renovations
One Campus, One Community (OCOC) is making quick progress and we are now even closer to the establishment of our single Islington campus.
We have now completed another phase of our OCOC masterplan, which saw the relocation of London Met’s Students’ Union (SU) to Harglenis Building in November 2017.
The Harglenis Building project
Harglenis Building is an area of the Holloway campus that was previously home to the University’s Admissions Department and Assessment and Conferment Office.
With an investment of £1.2 million, the ground floor area of Harglenis has been transformed into new office spaces, meeting and committee rooms, and a new radio booth for the Students’ Union’s Verve Radio station.
The building has also been installed with a new kitchen, lobby area, advocacy rooms, digital screens, and a new disabled restroom facility to ensure accessibility.
What are the benefits?
The SU was previously located in the J Block building, which is to be transformed into a teaching and learning centre in summer 2019. Its previous location lacked visibility, splitting the Union’s office space into two separate parts via a large corridor. Such a layout did not prove ideal for an organisation where face-to-face student engagement is crucial and a core part of daily Union activity.
The Harglenis Building provides the SU with its very own designated building that is visible, easily accessible, vibrant and far more enhanced. The new space has also been designed in a way that is flexible, to accommodate the various types of Union activity.
A key aim of this project was to create an energetic, cohesive environment that is student-run to further enhance the overall student experience, giving students a space to call their own.