Uni work starts
New library and student services centre on way
WORK has started on building a new library at the Royal Holloway, University of London.
A ceremony marked the start of building work of a new library and student services centre at the Egham Hillbased university.
Royal Holloway principal Professor Paul Layzell was there, along with members of the college council, staff, students and representatives of project contractor, Osborne.
Professor Layzell said: “This new building will have a real impact on staff and students, providing great facilities such as 1,200 study spaces and also bringing our careers and student services together right at the heart of our campus.
“Thanks must go to everyone who has worked hard and contributed.”
After being presented with a ceremonial shovel from Osborne, Professor Layzell climbed into the cab of an excavator and pulled a lever to officially break ground on the new building.
Students’ Union president Nayab Cheema said: “This is such an exciting time. The new building will revolutionise the way services are offered to students.”
The library and centre is part of the college’s wider estate plan for a ‘21st century campus’.
Andrew Osborne, chairman of Osborne, said he was proud of his firm’s involvement in the project.
Stephen Cox, chairman of the college council, student union president Nayab Cheema, Royal Holloway principal Paul Layzell, and Andrew Osborne, chairman of Osborne.