Scaffolding has been going up and coming down from buildings all over Campus. As a result a few familiar places are now looking a bit different. Watch the video at the end of the article to see what College have been up to.
The newly refurbished Library ground floor is currently undergoing a soft opening ahead of the ?official? opening in September. The group work areas are already proving popular with students filling desks and ?work pods? in all directions. The design is of a high specification with bright orange dividers designed by the same group that do the interior bodywork for Aston Martin. Initially Live! assumed that the ceiling was yet to be finished, however apparently it is meant to look like that.
The footpath outside the Department of Biochemistry has been cordoned off for several months after Live! received reports of glass panels coming loose from the building. This isn?t the only building that appears to be rejecting it?s new-look exterior with the pink panels surrounding the Bessemer Building needing replacement, apparently after developing a series of fractures due to excessive heat.
The Eastside Project is still ahead of schedule despite it?s slightly clumsier workforce. The building site seemed quite devoid of people today while newly delivered bathroom pods were being lifted into place by cranes. Presumably this was a precautionary measure to prevent death by flying shower cubicle.
The RSM ground floor is getting a new look with even more fetching shades of pink and green. Apparently though, apple green is out this season with the corridors instead sporting an even less pleasing-to-the-eye lime green. Upstairs, the decorators of the 3rd floor café, which will replace the infamous Claud's, have failed to decide on one singular colour scheme. Either that or the Miners have been colouring in again, this time all over their building.
College appear to have taken out shares in scaffolding manufacturers if you take a look at the developments surrounding Princes Gardens. Work seems to be going ahead at 52 Princes Gate despite no mention of it on the current projects section of the website and the mews redevelopment has taken on the look of a large children?s play area.
The Sherfield Walkway is looking a bit empty after STA Travel and Endsleigh Insurance have both decided not to have a physical presence on University Campuses. Rumours that an Imperial College branded travel and insurance centre, known as ?Paddy?s?, will be moving into the space are yet to be substantiated.
A new bus stop has been erected immediately outside the entrance to Beit Quad. This may prove convenient for Union hacks rolling out of the bar after Council meetings but it will be less so for clubs and societies trying to load minibuses while TfL are using the space as a glorified bus depot.
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