The Dreadnought building at the University of Greenwich receives £32million refurbishment

BY CALUM FRASER
calum@slpmedia.co.uk

A building dating back more than 600 years has received a £32million refurbishment.

The Univeristy of Greeniwch’s Dreadnought building, first built in the 1420s, has been developed several times through the centuries and received a direct hit from a Nazi bomb in the 1940s when it was used as a hospital for sailors.

In 1998, works began on the Dreadnought building to create a main library for the University of Greenwich.

Redevelopment work was completed this year and the building was officially opened on Friday, November 30.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor David Maguire, said: “Dreadnought is a great addition to our university.

We wanted to create a space which provided a focal point for the campus.

Dreadnought means ‘fear nothing’ and I think that’s a good motto for our students and staff.”

Students have been using the building for several weeks before the official opening.

President of Greenwich Students’ Union, Meike Imberg, said: “Students love the spaces, they’re already enjoying them.

Thanks to all the many people who have brought this building to life – especially the students who are using it now.”

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