18 September 2011
If you missed this year's Open House event run by Open-City (London), then you missed a real treat and a very busy day for all involved. The School relished the opportunity to showcase, for the third year running, its newest jewel in the crown - the NAB. This year attendance figures doubled, and we opened our doors to over 300 members of the public!
The event provided a valuable opportunity to witness cross-departmental cooperation in action and the Director of Estates, Julian Robinson, would like to express his thanks to, IT Services, ISS Facility Services, Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, LSE Security and Porters and not forgetting the Estates Division itself, without whose willingness to roll up their sleeves (literally) and get involved the day would not have been so memorable.
A key part of the School's Estates Strategy is to provide the best possible buildings, facilities and environment to enhance the quality of the student experience However, we also believe in engagement with the wider community and think that last Sunday provided a valuable opportunity for us to meet people from all walks of life, who share the love of the innovative as well as the classic, by experiencing one of our buildings for themselves. Although there is a serious purpose behind our participation in the event, it was delivered with light-hearted rhetoric on the day, which went down well. Visitors were keen to express their thoughts …
'brilliant tour, fascinating building' EA
'stunning building, excellent guide' JB
'great tour, so much information!' Sue
'tour brought the building to life' LG
Although details are yet to be finalised, we are planning to participate again in subsequent years and have plans to showcase the recently purchased Grade II listed Land Registry Building, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields and of course our stunning new Students' centre when it's completed. Look out for updates via this link, or the Open House website at http://www.londonopenhouse.org/