Work to begin on new KCLSU student space at IoPPN

The Directorate of Estates & Facilities is set to begin work on a new student space at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience on the Denmark Hill Campus later this month.

The new facility will be installed in a currently unused ex-laboratory in the south wing of the IoPPN building.

It will feature a reception, a KCLSU hub, an interview room, and flexible space that can be used for a variety of activities. There will be a variety of seating options for socialising, quiet individual and group study.

It will also feature a kitchenette/tea point, a brand-new audio-visual system which can be used for community events such as film nights, and improved outside socialising.

Stylistically, it will resemble the student social space in Bush House on the Strand Campus and, once opened, it will be operated by KCLSU.

The project will also entail making accessibility improvements to the building, as well as installing new toilet facilities.

It will meet the highest standards of sustainability and will include step-free access to both inside and outside space, as well as an accessible toilet.

Ahad Mahmood, President of KCLSU said: “We are looking forward to having a dedicated KCLSU space, new facilities and access to our Hubs at Denmark Hill. The new facilities will be great for students – offering them more flexible social and study space as well as areas for activity groups and societies to use.”

Project Manager Robert Staton said: “As the Denmark Hill Campus welcomes more and more undergraduates, there has been an increasing need for student social space. This project will meet that demand with flexible, high-quality space”.

Works will begin near the end of January and complete in September 2019. E&F has carried out a noise survey and determined that there will be some noisy works during the project, particularly during February and March.

We will ensure that our contractors carry out the noisiest works out of hours and will be adapting our programme around the needs of nearby campus users.

We are aware that noisy building work is disruptive, and we’d like to thank our campus community in advance for their patience while we improve the student space on campus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact  estatecomms@kcl.ac.uk or 07920 081959.