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Planners back £125m revamp at university

23 June, 2017

THE first part of the planned £125million transformation of London Metropolitan University’s Holloway campus was approved on Tuesday.

Islington Council’s planning committee granted permission for a two-storey extension to an existing two-storey building adjacent to the university’s tower block that looms over Holloway Road.

The university plans to provide additional study spaces, new lecture theatres, teaching rooms and IT suites.

A new canteen will open on the ground floor, and there will be additional coffee bars.

A theatre and exhibition space are planned for a new plaza, which will be opened up to the public.

The brutalist tower building will be refurbished.

The university is closing centres in Whitechapel and Moorgate, with students moving to the Holloway Road campus from September.

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