Royal Holloway College


  • Client: University of London, Egham
  • Project Value: £3.6m
  • Brief: Language laboratories, academic offices, seminar rooms and social facilities
  • Sustainability Initiatives: Hollow core concrete floor planks cooled by automated vents; external sliding sunscreens

International Building, Royal Holloway University. This mixed facilities building on UCL’s Royal Holloway campus at Egham in Surrey contains cellular offices over 3 floors, seminar rooms, language laboratories and a café. Low energy features include high levels of insulation, passive solar design principles, sliding external shutters and cross ventilation. No air conditioning is required.


  • Winner: RIBA Regional Architecture Award