Middlesex University’s project to create a single flagship campus in Hendon has been recognised as amongst the best campus initiatives in the country, at the prestigious Guardian University Awards.
Middlesex - who received the runners up award after being pipped for the top prize by the University of Liverpool - impressed the panel of industry judges with details of how the University’s Hendon base has been transformed into one of the most well equipped and modern campuses in the UK.
Recent developments have included the launch of the Hatchcroft Building, containing state of the art science labs and lecture theatres, and the new £80m ‘Grove’ centre for creative courses, opened in autumn 2011.
As part of the project to relocate teaching from former campuses at Cat Hill and Trent Park, the University also carried out a major refurbishment of its 24hour Sheppard Library.
Director of Estates and Facilities Warren Forsyth, who attended the ceremony, said: “It’s a good feeling to measure our facilities against universities across the country and be recognised as one of the best.”
“We realised some time ago that lots of campuses across multiple locations wasn’t the way to provide the best experience for our students, so invested considerable time and money creating one flagship campus in Hendon. We want all of our students to benefit from brand new and refurbished buildings, filled with top industry standard equipment.”
“We firmly believe that Hendon can now boast one of the best university campuses in the UK.”
The Guardian University Awards were the climax of the national newspaper's Education Summit and took place on Weds 27 Feb 2013.