The Ritterman building is Middlesex University’s newest state-of-the-art teaching facility at its Hendon campus.
The five-storey building boasts a number of innovations, including 3,300 square metres of additional teaching space for the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, which the building is home to.
With environmental sustainability at its heart, the Ritterman building features solar panels, a bio-diverse green roof and four living walls growing over 3,500 plants – the largest of its kind in Barnet!
The building welcomed students in September 2016 and was officially opened by Dame Janet Ritterman herself, who the building is named after, in February 2017. Dame Janet’s first post in higher education was at Middlesex, where she joined staff in 1975. Dame Janet is an eminent pianist, accompanist and academic, who was appointed a DBE for her services to music in the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours. A former Director of the Royal College of Music London and former Principal of Dartington College of Arts (now merged with Falmouth University), Dame Janet brings a wealth of experience to her role as Chancellor of Middlesex University.
We invite you to watch this short video from the official opening to get an insight into our fascinating facilities, where programmers meet designers, and artists rub shoulders with dancers.