The Picture Gallery banquet

Five key investments in the Royal Holloway campus

  1. New sports facilities

The newly refurbished Sports Centre provides a multi-use sports hall, a 46 station fitness suite, aerobics area and changing facilities. Outside, new world-class, floodlit pitches and courts provide all-weather playing surfaces for a wide range of sports including football, rugby, basketball, cricket, tennis and netball with the sprint track around the perimeter of the multi-use games area providing the perfect facility for fitness drills and training.

  1. The Picture Gallery

Royal Holloway’s beautiful picture gallery has recently seen the installation of a new lighting system – the first since the Founder’s Building was opened in 1886.

New blinds and UV film have been fitted to the windows, bringing the natural light down to museum conservation levels as well as providing a lighting system that works for all the College events that take place in the space from public opening hours, to teaching, weddings and conferences.

  1. The Boiler House

The historic listed Boiler House, once the source of heat and power for the entire College, has been carefully renovated to provide a beautiful, adaptable conference space.

The five year development plan has created a brand new seminar room in the old tank room as well as the tremendous lecture theatre, which can comfortably accommodate 250 seated delegates. The tiered seating is retractable to create a flat open space if required.

This summer, work will begin to create a new attractive café, piazza and social space in the courtyard.

  1. Founder’s reception

The Founder’s Building is the College’s flagship building and as such plans are in place to redevelop the Founder’s main eastern reception, giving a clearer arrival point for visitors, while improving disabled access.

This will involve opening up the entrance hall and providing an information point for visitors who are looking for information, advice or directions. Sections of the ground floor corridor and stairwells will also undergo refurbishment.

  1. Brand new accommodation

Due to be completed during the summer of 2017, 56 new townhouses, providing more than 600 bedrooms will be built on Royal Holloway’s North campus, located on land between Harvest Road and Chestnut Drive.  The three and four storey units will be able to accommodate between 8 and 12 guests and will feature communal social spaces and shared areas. The development will be arranged among mature trees and will create pleasant green spaces and sheltered paths connecting residences to the main campus.