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Jackman Responds on Southside Issues

Dec 14 2007 12:39
Ashley Brown
Director of Commercial Services Paddy Jackman has responded to concerns about the current state of the new Southside building, in an interview with stoic tv.
Mr Jackman responds to questions raised by stoic tv's Daniel Wan
The Southside social space, where the interview should have been held

The Southside saga continued on Tuesday, as Imperial's Director of Commercial Services, Paddy Jackman, responded to concerns raised by a stoic tv report from two weeks ago. The interview was originally to have been conducted in Southside's student social space, however stoic tv was denied access due to ongoing construction work in the only space capable of holding an entire hall for social events.

Jackman stated that given the complexity of the project he was still pleased with how well Southside construction had gone. He refused to blame any person or organisation for the ongoing problems, saying everyone involved was a team. However, he did identify the late handover of the building as a source of problems. Once residents had moved in College was faced with the option of constantly having workmen on site, or postponing repairs to minimise periods of disruption. Mr Jackman indicated that getting the balance between minimising disruption and resolving problems was a difficult one to get right, with some students complaining of workmen being in their rooms constantly, while others have complained about slow progress.

On the subject of noise from the Eastside project, Jackman was sympathetic to the problems but felt that Linstead residents had suffered more during the Southside demolition than current Southside residents were with the Linstead demolition. He described the noise problems as "limited", as they would only affect people "who would be sleeping between the hours of eight and six or indeed on a saturday morning between nine and two". Some have suggested that Mr Jackman may wish to study the sleeping patterns of students.

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Watch Daniel Wan's interview with Paddy Jackman
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Discussion about “Jackman Responds on Southside Issues”

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Dec 14 2007 13:21

What about garden and weeks?? they have had to put up with the noise, dirt and disruption from both southside and the new eastside. That is a total of over 3 years worth of students who are affected.

Dec 15 2007 02:27

What about Dan Wans hair!!

Which wig will be next!!


Dec 15 2007 05:38

Jesus, listen to yourselves, haven't you ever heard of roughing it?!?! You've got the best halls building out of all of us and you're still moaning about it. It's only a bit of noise and dust. At least you haven't got any gun crime near you... oh and you don't have an hour journey on the tube everyday, which costs 60 quid a month. You've got it easy!

Jan 03 2008 12:24

Ah Dan will you ever stop whining? Rubbish accommodation is all part of being a student!! If you don't like it the solution is to go down the pub.

And if you really wanna rant, report on something that actually matters like the Guant?namo Bay march on the 11th. I hear they're pretty fed up with their accommodation too.

Otherwise get over yourself and sort out your hair.

Jan 03 2008 20:13

The problem is that Southside residents pay 155 quid a week. For that price it seems fair to have the right to complain.

I agree that rubbish accommodation is all part of being a student, but my bank account is also all part of being a student. Rubbish accommodation, cheaper fees. Disagree ?

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