New hall of residence for University of Greenwich
By poppy_smith | Monday, September 24, 2012, 19:11
A new hall of residence for University of Greenwich students is to open in 2014.
Built to high environmental standards, the new hall will be powered by biomass and will feature green roofs on each of its three blocks, along with other sustainable aspects such as low flow taps and showers.
A wide range of accommodation, housing 358 residents, will include self-contained studios and shared apartments for up to nine people.
Each high-quality room will benefit from ensuite facilities and wi-fi, and shared facilities on site will include a student refectory, gym, free bicycle hire and a bike café.
As well as providing vital term-time accommodation for students, the university will also open the hall to language schools and conference visitors over the summer.
Conveniently situated in the town centre, close to Greenwich station, the new hall is a key part of plans for a mixed-use development, Movement, which is to bring new life and economic vitality to an abandoned brownfield site. It will be within easy walking distance of the main university campus, in Sir Christopher Wren's Old Royal Naval College, as well as being near to the university's new Stockwell Street development.
The £43 million residence is an initiative of McLaren Property with Legal & General and the University of Greenwich. It is being constructed to BREEAM "Excellent" environmental standards.