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    'World Class' building reaches construction milestone

    03/12/2010
    A project set to transform North London into a hub for the UK's creative industries reached a key milestone recently, with a ceremony held to mark the 'topping out' of a new art, design and media building.

    A project set to transform North London into a hub for the UK's creative industries reached a key milestone recently, with a ceremony held to mark the 'topping out' of a new art, design and media building.

    The Hendon based project - described as 'world class' by the Greater London Authority - will provide study and research facilities including TV studios, digital media labs, photography studios, conference and teaching facilities and a showcase atrium used for fashion shows and exhibitions.

    Middlesex University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Driscoll said:
    "We can now start looking forward to transforming the bricks and mortar into a facility that will benefit everyone, from Barnet residents to students all over the world. It will put North London on the map as the place talented people want to come and develop into the art, design and media success stories of the future."

    "If many students are to face a greater financial investment in their university education in the years ahead, it's vital that we provide the superb facilities they deserve."

    New building fact file:

    • The 15,000 m2 facility will open in September 2011.
    • The building's design will make it one of the most environmentally friendly in the area including the use of recyclable materials, solar hot water heating, natural ventilation and a living roof.
    • It will host the University's art and design students currently based at the Cat Hill campus and media students currently at the Trent Park campus.
    • The project also includes funding for improvements to nearby open space and parkland to enhance wildlife habitats.

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