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London Metropolitan University launches consultation on £125m overhaul of its campuses

PUBLISHED: 10:57 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:57 08 March 2017

A digital impression of what the Holloway Road plaza and teaching and learning building will look like.

A digital impression of what the Holloway Road plaza and teaching and learning building will look like.

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London Metropolitan University has launched a consultation on the planned £125million overhaul of its campuses.

London Metropolitan University campus redesign masterplan. London Metropolitan University campus redesign masterplan.

The project will see the Islington campus in Holloway Road expanded and the university’s buildings in Aldgate and Moorgate closed down.

As part of the Holloway Road “redesign”, the university’s tower building will be refurbished and a gallery, theatre and cafe will be created for use of the community.

There will also a central plaza for a variety of uses, including farmers’ markets and open-air performances.

Professor John Raftery, vice chancellor of London Met, said: “We want to make London Met the capital’s community university.

“We want to strengthen our links with local people by making our cafes, libraries and exhibition spaces more open to the public and bringing people together in an inspiring environment.

“These plans are also aimed at significantly enhancing the student experience at London Met, with the creation of new teaching and learning spaces and top class facilities here in Islington.”

Phil Chapman, director of engagement at London Met, said: “Given that some of our plans will transform the area, it’s important that local people are involved, so I would encourage as many people as possible to attend.

“We’re particularly keen to hear people’s views on how we can best use the new courtyard for the betterment of the local community.”

The consultation events will be held in the graduate centre on Holloway Road today, between 5pm and 8pm and Saturday March 11, between 10am and 1pm.

More information on the plans can be found at londonmet.ac.uk/onecampus and you can email onecampus@londonmet.ac.uk with your comments.


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