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Graduate Centre construction work – getting around campus

Friday 31 October 2014

Mile End map showing Graduate Centre construction site

As reported in October’s QMUL Student, work has commenced on the construction of a new Graduate Centre for QMUL. The Centre will be situated between Bancroft Road and the People’s Palace, on the site of the old Post Room and the IRC Building at the Mile End campus.

Due to safety considerations there is currently no access between Geography Square and Bancroft Road while the construction work takes place. There is still pedestrian access to the Fogg Building and the Temporary Building from Geography Square and there is signage directing you to your location via alternative routes. All outlets on the west side of the campus – such as Drapers Bar and Kitchen, Infusion Shop and Qmotion Health and Fitness Centre – remain open for business. 

You can view a map of the Mile End campus, which shows the construction site, here.

Remember, visit the west side of the campus, known as Godward Square, for:

  • Infusion Shop
  • Drapers Bar & Kitchen
  • Qmotion Health & Fitness Centre
  • Westfield Nursery
  • Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms
  • Engineering Building
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics Teaching Laboratories
  • Mathematical Sciences

From Geography Square there is currently no through route to Bancroft Road. But you can still access:

  • Fogg Building
  • CopyShop
  • Temporary Building
  • Portering and Postal Services

Demolition work is scheduled to start in mid-November, starting with the old Post Room. The Estates and Facilities team have commissioned a report to continually assess the noise impact of the building project and we plan to share the findings in future communications. Every effort will be made to minimise the effects on our students and their studies.


Please contact the Estates Helpdesk with any questions regarding the work:
020 7882 2580

About the new Graduate Centre

This is an exciting and essential development for QMUL, as the new Graduate Centre will provide much needed facilities for our growing postgraduate population and a new home for the School of Economics and Finance. There will be a 200-seat lecture theatre, alongside around 7,700 square meters of academic and teaching space, a welcome and registration center, and a ground floor café. It will be a building of the highest standards, following in the best traditions of developments on our estate such as the Student Village and Arts Two, and provide a fitting environment for our staff and students. The architect’s model for the building is currently housed in the reception of the Queens’ Building should you wish to get a better feel for how it will look when complete.

You can find out more about the Graduate Centre here.

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