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SOAS into Senate House: new balconies look out over central atrium

As two balconies are installed in the courtyard of Senate House North Block, the impressive centrepiece of the development begins to take shape.

15th May 2015

Building from the ground up: The Senate House North Block courtyard gets a new floor

A new concrete floor is being laid inside the courtyard of Senate House North Block - the last time heavy excavation work takes place.

8th May 2015

Senate House North Block cycling consultation: Results and recommendations

The recent report on cycling provision at SOAS has recommended an increase in the number of parking spaces to ease congestion and make cycling a more attractive option for non-cyclists.

1st May 2015

Portland stone restoration work begins at Senate House North Block

Historical Portland stone in Senate House North Block's courtyard façade will undergo a steam clean to bring it back to its former glory.

23rd April 2015

A bright idea: Restoration and improvement works at Senate House

Senate House North Block is being restored back to its former glory as walls that were not part of the building’s original structure are demolished to create new learning, teaching and research space.

20th March 2015

New lift opening for Senate House North Block

A new lift shaft has been created in Senate House North Block to improve accessibility around the building.  

13th March 2015

Cycling voucher winner announced

PhD Linguistics student, Samantha Goodchild, has won a cycle shop voucher for participating in the recent Senate House North Block cycling survey.

13th March 2015

Solar SOAS reach finals of Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition

A clean energy initiative set up by SOAS, University of London students and alumni has been announced as a finalist for this year’s Mayor of London 2015 Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize.

11th March 2015

What lies beneath? Stabilising work at Senate House North Block

A process called piling is taking place to support the Senate House North Block building from the fluctuating water table.

20th February 2015

SOAS receives ‘upper second class’ award in latest sustainability assessment

SOAS, University of London has been awarded an ‘upper second class’ in the recent Green League by People and Planet, now ranking the School at 49 out of 151 institutions.

6th February 2015

Senate House North Block rubble has new lease of life on golf course

4000 tonnes of rubble has been removed from Senate House North Block and recycled for use on construction and landscaping projects within the London area. 

6th February 2015

Construction at Senate House North Block begins with installation of the innovative rainwater harvester

Construction on Senate House North Block has begun in earnest with work on one of the most innovative features of the re-development, a rainwater harvester, signalling the start of a project.

5th December 2014

Major funding from Wolfson Foundation for SOAS campus expansion plans and research scholarships

Three quarters of a million pounds has been granted to SOAS, University of London, by the Wolfson Foundation.

4th August 2014

Senate House North Entrance Construction begins on transformational campus enhancement project to improve student experience at SOAS

Major construction work has begun on Senate House North Block (SHNB) to expand SOAS, University of London's vibrant campus around a central precinct in the heart of Bloomsbury, London's prestigious district of learning and heritage.  

13th June 2014

SOAS receives major gift for students’ new hub in Senate House North Block

The Garfield Weston Foundation has donated a major gift worth £332,000 to SOAS, University of London to develop a new student hub in the Senate House North Block.

2nd May 2014

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