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Celebrating 40 Years of Construction

#Throwbackthursday - 1995 - Royal Holloway, Surrey


Working on behalf of Royal Holloway, MCS was appointed to carry out extensive refurbishment works to the existing library area of Grade I listed Founder’s Building, in Egham, Surrey.


The Founder’s Building is one of the world’s most spectacular university buildings gifted to the nation by the entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway.


It was designed by the architect William Henry Crossland, and inspired by the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France. The construction of the building began in 1874 and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886.


Today the building is home for 500 students and also a magnificent dining hall, library, chapel and picture gallery containing Thomas Holloway’s fine collection of Victorian paintings.


This project led on to many additional refurbishment projects at Royal Holloway.


Visit Royal Holloway whilst attending one of their community events: www.royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/more/local-community/events

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