14 October 2014
Construction work has started on The Graduate Centre, a new building which will be home for the School of Economics and Finance and a base for QM’s growing postgraduate community.
Planning began in 2013 for a new teaching, study and social hub, with consultations and final approval given earlier this year. Leading architects firm Wilkinson Eyre have designed a space that will include not only teaching spaces, such as a lecture theatres, seminar rooms, academic offices but also ample social space for students and staff including a courtyard and café.
A ‘mock trading floor’ will also form part of the School, expanding our current provision of Bloomberg terminals and PC lab. The School of Economics and Finance has grown rapidly in recent years and is looking forward to the improvement in facilities it will be able to offer its students and staff.
The Graduate Centre is being built between Bancroft Road and the People's Palace – it will provide 24-hour work areas and is testament to QMUL’s continual development of its campus. The project aims to be completed and ready for use by September 2016.
Wilkinson Eyre Architects also designed the Arts Two building on campus and refurbishment of the Mathematical Sciences Building.
You can see the designs of the new building below: