Highbury College’s latest renovation project is due to commence in spring 2020 and is anticipated to take up to 12 months. The work includes upgrading the external cladding system and the replacement of all external doors and windows with new energy efficient models designed to reduce utility costs and background noise.
In order to provide a peaceful and consistent living, learning and working environment for students and staff, the Tower teaching and accommodation facilities will be relocated prior to the renovation works commencing. This will also ensure students are not put under additional pressure during the summer exam periods.
The Tower accommodation will close on Friday 31st January 2020. To minimise the disruption to students and staff, lessons currently located in the Tower will be moved to the main Campus building. The phased relocation of lessons is expected to take 8-10 weeks.
In the short to medium term, there is expected to be minimal disruption to the facilities and services located on the ground floor, which includes Honeypot Nursery and the College’s Reprographic Print Centre which will remain open as usual.
Students currently accommodated in the halls of residence have been offered alternative options including local host family accommodation for the remainder of the academic year.
Following the public consultation in June, the project design has been approved by the planning authority. The project will now move to the next phase and look towards securing contractors and funding.
Local residents, staff and students are invited to meet with the College architects (including questions and answers), at Highbury College on Wednesday the 5th June from 7.00pm to 9.00pm to discuss the proposed plans for the Tower Block.
We value your feedback so please take 5 minutes to comment on the proposed changes.
If you are unable to attend in person, you are invited to send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.