Morgan Sindall delivers four star accommodation development for Henley Business School
Two new executive-style accommodation buildings for students, clients and conference guests have been unveiled at Henley Business School’s Greenlands campus at the University of Reading, following their successful completion by construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall.
Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading and Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School, hosted an opening ceremony and tour at the Business School’s historic Thames-side home to celebrate the conclusion of the substantial investment project.
The two new low-rise buildings have been carefully constructed; and have an architectural style that reflects existing Greenlands buildings and is sympathetic to the School’s Grade II listed main building and unique setting by the Thames.
Sustainability and energy efficiency is a key feature of the build, with the use of high quality, low energy, responsibly sourced, Green Guide specified materials to achieve a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating of Very Good.
The project involved the demolition of existing buildings and removal of an onsite swimming pool and aimed to provide spacious, comfortable, fully equipped accommodation to complement the existing facilities on the campus.
Tim Elliott, Morgan Sindall area manager, said: “We’re pleased and proud to have marked the successful completion of this key project which will provide comfortable, attractive, sustainable accommodation for guests and students at Henley Business School. The quality of the accommodation reflects the prestigious nature of this globally-renowned centre for learning.”
Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School, said: “We have been part of the local and business community for over 70 years as a global centre for business leaders, academics and students from around the world and an excellent venue for external events. The new rooms will significantly enhance the experience of our guests in a way that properly reflects our worldwide reputation and maintains the beauty of the Greenlands estate.”
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