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Celebrating 40 Years of Construction

#Throwbackthursday - 1983 - University of Surrey

Working on behalf of the University of Surrey, MCS was appointed to form the new cutting edge Student Coffee Bar including counter and banquet eating.

The University of Surrey was originally the Battersea Polytechnic, established in 1880 to serve the growth of technology-based businesses of the day in London.

In 1966 a Royal Charter decreed to make Battersea Polytechnic into a University. At the time, Guildford was experiencing a declining manufacturing base associated with the automotive industry, and associated job losses.

Guildford Borough Council wanted the university as it would provide opportunities for employment and facilitate the shift from manufacturing to a knowledge-based local economy; and there was sufficient space to build the campus.

Today the University has over 16,000 students and was recently named University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, which also coincided with their 50th anniversary year, celebrating half a century in Guildford, Surrey.


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