Milestone Celebrated at Royal Holloway University

Osborne, one of the leading construction businesses in the UK, has reached a milestone in its building of a new flagship Library and Student Services Centre for Royal Holloway, University of London.

Currently in week 35, a topping out ceremony was held on the roof to celebrate the final concrete pour, having laid 6720m³ in total. The project is due to complete in summer 2017.

The total development will cost circa £57m and will be a state of the art facility situated in a prestigious location opposite the iconic Founder’s Building, which was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. 

The 24/7 building will bring together the Careers Centre, a range of student services, shops and cafes and a dedicated study areas with 1154 study spaces available. In addition, it will provide valuable purpose-built storage for the College’s art, archives and special collections with 12.6km of book shelving.

John Craig, Managing Director for Construction at Osborne, said:  “We have reached an important milestone in the project, as we put our final bit of concrete into the building.  It is a prestigious and challenging project, and collaboration at all stages will be a key factor in successful delivery.”

Mike Berry, Director of Estates at Royal Holloway commented: “This is a great milestone for the project, which on opening will offer fantastic resources for students. Designed to complement the historical beauty of Founder’s, the new building will make the most of its stunning views across campus, enabling old and new to work together for the benefit of staff, students and the local community.”