King’s College London Redevelopment Program

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King’s College London Redevelopment Program

King’s College London Redevelopment Program

Redevelopment programme

As of 2016, King’s is undergoing a £1 billion redevelopment programme of its estates. Since 1999 over half of the activities of King’s have been relocated in new and refurbished buildings. Major completed projects include a £35 million renovation of the Maughan Library in 2002, a £40 million renovation of buildings at the Strand Campus, a £25 million renovation of Somerset House East Wing, a £30 million renovation of the Denmark Hill Campus in 2007, the renovation of the Franklin-Wilkins Library at the Waterloo Campus and the completion of the £9 million Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care in 2010. The college chapel at the Strand Campus was also restored in 2001.

The Strand Campus redevelopment won the Green Gown Award in 2007 for sustainable construction. The award recognised the “reduced energy and carbon emissions from a sustainable refurbishment of the historic South Range of the King’s Building”. King’s was also the recipient of the 2003 City Heritage Award for the conversion of the Grade II* listed Maughan Library.

Current projects include a £45 million development for the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, £18 million on modernising King’s learning and teaching environments, a sports pavilion at Honor Oak Park. In April 2012 a £20 million redevelopment of the Strand Campus Quad was announced and will provide an additional 3,700 square metres of teaching space and student facilities.

King’s acquired a lease for the Aldwych Quarter with initial term of 50 years. King’s will occupy Bush House and Strand House from September 2016, and King House and Melbourne House from 2025. The Chairman of King’s College London, Duke of Wellington said that the King’s Strand Campus has had inadequate and cramped teaching space for too long, and the acquisition will transform the original campus of King’s which dates back to 1829.

 

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