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UCL Bloomsbury Masterplan - have your say

4 May 2011

The Bloomsbury Masterplan will for the first time provide a strategic framework for the future development of the estate and form the foundation of a new Estate Strategy for UCL next year.

UCL Bloomsbury Masterplan The Masterplan presents a coherent vision and a series of strategies with an indicative sequence of projects that together provide a long term strategic framework from which a programme of capital investment will emerge. If UCL is to maintain its position as a world leading university in a highly competitive global market, we must continue to invest in our infrastructure. The estate poses many challenges while offering fabulous opportunities. Implementation of the improvements and opportunities identified will be challenging both in terms of funding and in managing disruption. We are confident that over a ten to fifteen year period huge improvement can be delivered, though we shall have to be adaptable and responsive to change.

The consultation will remain open until Friday 20th May 2011. As well as a dedicated website, there will also be an exhibition of the Masterplan material opening in the South Quad on Monday 9th May with staff on hand each lunchtime from 12 to 2pm to answer questions. There will also be a presentation followed by a discussion in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre on 18th May from 1 - 2pm.

I would encourage you to get involved and please let us know your views and comments.

All comments and suggestions will be considered before the Masterplan is finalised. We expect much feedback to be at a level of detail that will provide valuable briefing information for implementation of projects as they emerge.

Andrew Grainger
Director, UCL Estates