Bulletin October 2015 Number 172

Plans for the Goodman Building on Alie Street are progressing well, and the architects’ proposals for the new building were submitted to the local authorities in September.

The plans are now available on the local Council website. You can find a link in my blog on the College website. The proposed building will have seven floors,
with public areas on the ground, first and second floors. These will be spacious and bright, with wide staircases and flexible meeting and catering space. There will be a 200-seat lecture theatre on the first floor, with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities.

The third and fourth floors will be office space for the College’s staff and officers, with open-plan design and plenty of small meeting rooms. The fifth floor will be surplus to our requirements when we move into the building, but will provide expansion space when we need it in the future. In the meantime, the fifth floor will be leased, just as we’re currently leasing the fourth floor at 21 Prescot Street.

The sixth floor, which is set back from the main façade at front and back, will have roof terraces on both sides and will be used as a meeting and function room. The seventh floor will house much of the mechanical equipment for the building, as well as several study bedrooms for members to use
when staying in London on College business.

This is a very exciting time for the College. Please visit the website for regular updates in the Alie Street blog and information about the history
of the area and the site of the new building.