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Updates on construction works impacting UCL Halls will be published on this web page as and when they become available to the UCL Accommodation team.

Last Updated

Friday 9 July 2021

London is a global, vibrant city and development is inevitable. 

The scarcity and spiralling cost of property in the capital makes it impossible for UCL to re-house those who may be temporarily affected by building works in the area.

For this reason, we are taking all steps to reduce the impact of all building works, but some noise and disruption to those living in UCL accommodation will at times, be inevitable.

Ann Stephenson House/Neil Sharp

No construction works reported.

Arthur Tattersall House

No construction works reported.

Astor College

As you may be aware, there are currently major construction works taking place behind Astor College. The works will continue until the end of 2023.

From October 2021 to February 2022, building works will be taking place to complete the Astor College Cafe. The cafe will be located at southern end of the Student Accommodation block and will be accessed from both the Charlotte Street pavement and the route called ‘Bedford Passage’, as such bedford passage will be out of bounds for bike access. 

Typical working hours will be 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, and the occasional Saturday with typical working hours of 8am-1pm. During working hours, there may be additional noise and dust, but any works carried out will be monitored to ensure there is as little disruption as possible.

These works are not being carried out by UCL Accommodation, but we will continue to liaise directly with the contractors on a regular basis and will update you of any changes that may impact your time whilst living in halls. Further updates on these works will be published as and when they become available to the UCL Accommodation team.
 
If you have any queries or issues regarding these works, please do not hesitate to contact your hall team via phone or email. 
 

Beaumont Court (run by Unite Students)

No construction works reported.

Bernard Johnson House

No construction works reported.

Campbell House East

High Speed Two

HS2 is the UK's new high speed rail network. Phase one of HS2 will link London (Euston) and Birmingham, and it is expected that major works will commence around London Euston in the upcoming months.

The main impact on UCL from the HS2 operations will likely be felt to the south of Euston Road as a result of increased demolition and construction activity.
UCL has secured an Assurance from HS2 to provide mitigation against the environmental and associated impacts of the HS2 programme, such as noise and increased traffic. UCL will be monitoring adherence to that Assurance.
UCL is working with HS2 on the preparation of a noise and vibration management plan which will help to ensure that noise impacts associated with HS2 works are controlled.
 

Campbell House West

High Speed Two

HS2 is the UK's new high speed rail network. Phase one of HS2 will link London (Euston) and Birmingham, and it is expected that major works will commence around London Euston in the upcoming months.

The main impact on UCL from the HS2 operations will likely be felt to the south of Euston Road as a result of increased demolition and construction activity.
UCL has secured an Assurance from HS2 to provide mitigation against the environmental and associated impacts of the HS2 programme, such as noise and increased traffic. UCL will be monitoring adherence to that Assurance.
UCL is working with HS2 on the preparation of a noise and vibration management plan which will help to ensure that noise impacts associated with HS2 works are controlled.

Endsleigh Gardens

High Speed Two 

HS2 is the UK's new high speed rail network. Phase one of HS2 will link London (Euston) and Birmingham, and it is expected that major works will commence around London Euston in the upcoming months.

The main impact on UCL from the HS2 operations will likely be felt to the south of Euston Road as a result of increased demolition and construction activity.
UCL has secured an Assurance from HS2 to provide mitigation against the environmental and associated impacts of the HS2 programme, such as noise and increased traffic. UCL will be monitoring adherence to that Assurance.
UCL is working with HS2 on the preparation of a noise and vibration management plan which will help to ensure that noise impacts associated with HS2 works are controlled.
Project plan
The project will continue until 2026 (Phase 1), we have been notified of the following milestones for information. 

  • Construction of the new entrance to Euston Square underground station is likely to commence late 2021/2022. This will involve the permanent closure of Gordon St between Euston Road and the junction with Gower Place/Endsleigh Gardens and the excavation of a new ticket hall and pedestrian tunnel linking to the eastern platforms of Euston Sq station. These works are likely to last around four (or more) years.
Frances Gardner House

Eastman Dental site 

Major construction work on the Eastman Dental site adjacent to Frances Gardner House will take place from July 2020 until May 2024 with working hours of Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-1pm.

Although vehicle and pedestrian access will be managed and controlled in between Langton Close gate entrance and the entrance to the construction site during working hours, we do ask you to continue to be aware of your surroundings when accessing your hall at any time.

During working hours there may be additional noise, but this will be monitored by the contractors throughout the day by sensors. Hoarding and barriers will also be installed at points around the site as safety measures but will increase privacy for residents whilst the contractors are working.

We will be liaising directly with the contractors on a regular basis to ensure that we have up to date information and are aware of any major works that are likely to cause residents disruption. Further updates on the impact of these works on UCL Accommodation will be published on this web page as and when they become available to the UCL Accommodation team.

Goldsmid House

No construction works reported.

Hawkridge House 

This hall will not be open for the Academic Year 2020/2021.

Ian Baker House

No construction works reported.

James Lighthill House

No construction works reported.

John Adams Hall

Upcoming works

Some works are due to take place around the John Adams Hall building, however, these are currently on hold. We will update this webpage when we have further information.

When works resume, this will take place between 10:00 and 16:00. This will include the building of brick walls, which should be finished by the beginning of March 2021. Please note that this may cause noise during working hours. 

Between 21 December 2020 and 8 January 2021, a crane will be parked outside the site to remove trees from the back garden. The crane will go over the top of the building into the garden. 

High Speed Two 

HS2 is the UK's new high-speed rail network. Phase one of HS2 will link London (Euston) and Birmingham, and it is expected that major works will commence around London Euston in the upcoming months.

The main impact on UCL from the HS2 operations will likely be felt to the south of Euston Road as a result of increased demolition and construction activity.
UCL has secured an Assurance from HS2 to provide mitigation against the environmental and associated impacts of the HS2 programme, such as noise and increased traffic. UCL will be monitoring adherence to that Assurance.
UCL is working with HS2 on the preparation of a noise and vibration management plan which will help to ensure that noise impacts associated with HS2 works are controlled.
Project plan
The project will continue until 2026 (Phase 1), we have been notified of the following milestones for information. 

  • Construction of the new entrance to Euston Square underground station is likely to commence late 2021/2022. This will involve the permanent closure of Gordon St between Euston Road and the junction with Gower Place/Endsleigh Gardens and the excavation of a new ticket hall and pedestrian tunnel linking to the eastern platforms of Euston Sq station. These works are likely to last around four (or more) years.
John Dodgson House

No construction works reported.

John Tovell House

Camden Council is working along the length of Gower Street and Bloomsbury Street on lamp column installations as part of their ongoing West End Project works, resulting in the temporary closure of some of the pavement on Gower Street. The pavement will be reinstated once the works have been completed.

Langton Close

Eastman Dental site 

Major construction work on the Eastman Dental site adjacent to Frances Gardner House will take place from July 2020 until May 2024 with working hours of Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-1pm.

There will be managed and controlled construction vehicle and pedestrian access in between Langton Close gate entrance and the entrance to the construction site during construction hours.

We will be liaising directly with the contractors on a regular basis to ensure that we have up to date information and are aware of any major works that are likely to cause residents disruption. Further updates on the impact of these works on UCL Accommodation will be published on this web page as and when they become available to the UCL Accommodation team.

Max Rayne House

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New Hall

Works on New Hall have now been completed. 

Prankerd House

High Speed Two 

HS2 is the UK's new high-speed rail network. Phase one of HS2 will link London (Euston) and Birmingham, and it is expected that major works will commence around London Euston in the upcoming months.

The main impact on UCL from the HS2 operations will likely be felt to the south of Euston Road as a result of increased demolition and construction activity.
UCL has secured an Assurance from HS2 to provide mitigation against the environmental and associated impacts of the HS2 programme, such as noise and increased traffic. UCL will be monitoring adherence to that Assurance.
UCL is working with HS2 on the preparation of a noise and vibration management plan which will help to ensure that noise impacts associated with HS2 works are controlled.

Excavation works to take place during 2021/22 on North Gower Street to review water main.

Schafer House

1 Triton Square 

British Land is redeveloping 1 Triton Square to provide modern work office space, new retail space, and a gym. The development is near Drummond Street, meaning Schafer House may be affected by the construction works.
Work will commence on 1 March 2018 and is expected to be completed in December 2020. The work will take place in line with Camden Council regulations between 8 am and 6 pm Monday-Friday, and 8 am and 1 pm Saturday. 
The work may also see an increase in traffic on Drummond Street.
Further updates on the impact of these works on UCL Accommodation will be published on this web page as and when they become available to the UCL Accommodation team.


Stephenson House 

Stephenson House, neighbouring with Schafer House, will undergo construction works until 2021. 
The works consist of full demolition of the building down to the ground floor, retaining the basement, then creating a new structure for commercial residential and retail use. 
Starting from 17 December 2018, there will be a one-way system created along Drummond Street, from Hampstead Road, for the foreseeable future. 
We will be liaising directly with the contractors on a regular basis to ensure that we have up-to-date information and are aware of any major works that are likely to cause residents disruption.
Camden Council noise guidelines are 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday and 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. No noisy works should take place on Sundays and bank holidays unless agreed with the Council. The contractor has assured us that they will be fully compliant with the local council’s rules and regulations.  

St Pancras Way (run by Unite Students)

No construction works reported.

Stapleton House (run by Unite Students)

No construction works reported.