Osborne Wins Contract to Build Electronic Engineering Facility at London University
Royal Holloway, University of London, has awarded the contract to build its new Science building to Osborne.
As planning permission for the building was granted by Runnymede Borough Council in 2016, Osborne will start on site in January 2017, with the aim to complete the build during the 2017/18 academic year.
Once open, the new Department of Electronic Engineering will benefit from a high quality, technology led-building designed specifically for students and staff, with lecture theatres, seminar rooms and flexible and multi-functional laboratories. New undergraduate, and ultimately postgraduate degree programmes in Electronic Engineering will be taught from the modern building. Collaborative spaces will help facilitate the project-led activities that will be at the heart of the teaching to encourage entrepreneurship and group working.
Speaking about the appointment, Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, said: “We look forward to working with Osborne on our new Science building. From this exciting and modern building we will deliver new courses, and ways of working, that will enable us to increase student numbers, specifically supporting women, so that we can move towards a genuine gender balance in a subject where the national average for female students is only 10 per cent of the cohort.”
“The new Science building is part of our vision for the long-term future of the university. If we are to grow our reputation as one of the UK’s leading universities and so continue to make a valued contribution economically, socially and culturally, we need to invest in developing a 21st century campus that meets the modern needs of people studying, working and living here today.”
Andy Steele, CEO for Osborne, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. It is a prestigious and challenging project, and collaboration at all stages will be a key factor in successful delivery.”