Work begins on �14.8 million UEL library
This was the moment building work began on a �14.8 million library facility at the University of East London Stratford campus.
A “turning of the turf” ceremony was held in front of guests from the University and construction company Volker Fitzpatrick outside the Sir John Cass School of Education and Communities on Monday October 10 to mark the start of building work on the state-of-the-art library facility.
Paul Chopra, UEL Stratford Campus library manager, and Andy Stoney, Volker Fitzpatrick operations director, were the first to dig in to the site before a bulldozer took over to ensure the project would meet its completion date in early 2013.
The library, at the Stratford campus on Water Lane, will boast the latest technology with an advanced digital library, self-issue and return services and an automatic book sorter.
The interior will be enhanced by a landscaped internal garden situated within a central atrium.
You may also want to watch:
Paul Chopra, library manager, said: “It’s great to see building work commence on this exciting new project which, when it opens in 2013, will add so much to the student experience for those studying at Stratford.”
- 1 The Boleyn Tavern in East Ham to welcome back punters after £1.5m restoration
- 2 London Stadium to host mass Covid-19 jabs event for north east Londoners
- 3 Delta variant accounts for majority of Covid cases in much of east London
- 4 It's been a busy week at Leyton Orient with plenty of signings expected
- 5 West Ham start at Newcastle as Premier League fixtures released
- 6 Thunderstorms, heavy rain forecast as Met Office issues yellow warnings
- 7 Richard House Children's Hospice sensory garden equipment stolen
- 8 11 films and TV shows shot in Newham
- 9 US burger chain Wendy's set to open first London restaurant in Stratford
- 10 Rape survivor awarded British Empire Medal for services to community in pandemic