Photo by KU Press Office
Photo by KU Press Office

Roehampton Vale science campus may be demolished

The possibility of Roehampton Vale campus being demolished remains unclear as Kingston University confirmed that the decision has not yet been made.

Since the Town House building was demolished, there was speculations about plans to demolish the Roehampton Vale campus and build student accommodation.

A KU spokesman said: “No decisions have yet been made about Roehampton Vale campus.”

He did confirm that KU has a ten year plan to construct new buildings. “Kingston University has earmarked £250m for a ten year plan to create new high-quality, environmentally sustainable buildings that will provide enhanced teaching and learning experiences for students and the wider community,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesman continued: “As part of this ongoing investment, the University is in the very early phases of assessing options for all its campuses.”

If Roehampton Vale does get demolished, it is likely the students will be moved to Penrhyn Road campus, which has engineering facilities.

The Town House building, where Space Bar was located, was demolished in June 2016, and construction for the new Town House building is set to start in early 2017.

Kingston councillors unanimously approved KU’s proposal to build the new Town House building at a meeting on August 11 after receiving strong support from local residents.

 

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