by Amna Siddiq
Feasibility study reviewing space on Level 0 Sherfield Building including Holland Club
Staff and students are invited to offer input to a feasibility study, which will consider how the space on Level 0 at the western end of the Sherfield Building could be optimised to provide social facilities and amenities to members of the Imperial College community.
Portfolio Review Board (PRB) took this decision in order to address a growing concern over our ability to deliver a good experience on campus for all staff and students. Alongside outstanding facilities for academic activities, the College aims to provide high-quality services and social spaces to meet the needs of the community, for example common rooms and catering outlets. On the South Kensington Campus, these have reached saturation point. In 2010-11, the College provided catering services to a footfall of 2.5 million and was still unable to meet demand. Student feedback has also highlighted that taught postgraduates would welcome more appropriate common room provision on campus.
The feasibility study will explore how the space on Level 0 of Sherfield could be used to help address the issues above. The study will include a review of the space currently occupied by the Holland Club, which has a floor area comparable to that of the Senior Common Room, and will consider:
- what additional catering and amenities would best serve the needs of staff and students on the South Kensington Campus;
- whether any new facilities should be open to all members of the community or to just a segment;
- how the ethos of the Holland Club might be maintained within any new facilities.
The feasibility study will be led by the Director of Commercial Services, Jane Neary, working with Building Projects.
To offer input, please email email@example.com or post a comment below.
The Portfolio Review Board will review the results in Q2 2012 and determine next steps for the project.