Work begins on £25m Graduate Centre

Events & Hospitality QM, the events arm of Queen Mary University of London, has revealed work has commenced on a new event space at its Mile End campus.

Events & Hospitality QM's new Graduate Centre
Events & Hospitality QM's new Graduate Centre

The Graduate Centre, which has received a £25m injection and will be the new home for the university’s School of Economics and Finance, has been designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre. It will feature a 200-seat, glass-sided lecture space, a dedicated foyer with café and a range of seminar and breakout spaces on other floors.

The building will also feature an open plan reception space in a ‘floating’ glass box with outdoor roof terrace, which Events & Hospitality QM has said will be ideal for drinks receptions and networking events.

Simon Barlow, marketing and communications executive for Events & Hospitality QM, said: "This is a fantastic development in the heart of the QMUL Mile End campus. It brings additional academic facilities to underpin QMUL's academic aspirations, while also presenting a contemporary space with innovative use of light and glass for use by those seeking new and unusual event spaces in this vibrant part of London."

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