As work continues on Senate House North Block, the team have been focusing on the two balconies around the main atrium where paving slabs made of Portland stone are being laid. Portland stone is a limestone from the Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. It is an off-white building material known for its durability. The building’s courtyard façade is also made from this
Last month, the Senate House North Block project team visited the Senator Group Furniture Factory and Recycling Plant who are the main furniture supplier for the North Block. This furniture supplier was chosen because of their environmental and sustainability credentials, and nearly all of the furniture components are being manufactured in the UK. Here are some highlights from what the team saw at the plant: The majority of the furniture
Since we last updated you, our team has been working hard to get the seminar rooms and lecture theatres ready in Senate House North Block. Our new learning spaces are dynamic and state-of the-art, and will enhance the learning and teaching experience at SOAS. Take a look at our progress so far… The second floor seminar rooms will be the next to be completed, followed by the first floor.
It has been a while since the last North Block blog, so here are a few pictures to bring you up to speed on what has been happening since the start of the summer…