Construction of new building at Greenwich University is well under way
By poppy_smith | Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 20:56
Work to construct a new building for the University of Greenwich is well under way.
The basement of the £76 million development in Stockwell Street, Greenwich town centre, is almost complete and the main frame of the new structure will be erected over the coming months. Specialist glazing, stonework and landscape roofs are to be installed next year, before internal fitting is undertaken.
Staff and students will move into the new facilities in 2014, time for the start of the academic year. They will enjoy a purpose-built library as well as lecture theatres, digital and TV studios and specialist facilities for the School of Architecture, Design & Construction.
Open to the community will be the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, other exhibition space, a café and a shop. A new public pathway will run along the side of the building, linking King William Walk with Stockwell Street.
This regeneration of a formerly derelict site is expected to bring considerable economic benefits to Greenwich, with over 1,500 additional students and staff visiting the town centre each week.
The new building is close to the main part of the Greenwich Campus in the Old Royal Naval College, as well as three halls of residence: in King William Walk, above the Cutty Sark DLR station and in the new Movement development behind Greenwich station, which is also scheduled to open in 2014.
Designed by Heneghan Peng architects, the Stockwell Street building will meet high standards of environmental sustainability.