Queen Mary has brought forward initial proposals to demolish one of the current halls of residence on the Mile End campus to make way for a new School of Business and Management building.
The new building would see the redevelopment of the area where the Arts Research Centre currently sits at 357 Mile End Road, as well as Hatton House, which previously provided on-campus accommodation for 65 students.
Current plans state the new academic building will include a café accessible to both students and the public, social spaces, and a number of conference rooms as well as classrooms and offices.
The plans boast 8,000sqm of ‘educational floorspace’ with views over the canal basin, and six storeys of ‘educational accommodation’ above the ground floor levels.
QMSU President, Ahmed Mahbub, has been involved in the development of this building. In an interview with The Print, he said: “It’s going to be a huge building; there’s going to be a lot of teaching spaces and a lot of social spaces. This building is going to be like the new Graduate Centre.”
An early stage drop-in session took place in April to display the initial plans for the School of Business and Management to students, staff, and the local community. A public consultation is due to take place in May before submission of plans in June.
If the new School of Business and Management building goes ahead, current plans say completion can be expected around Autumn 2022.
More information here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/new-school-business-management/
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