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CBC to restore and revamp City University’s Great Hall

City University’s College Building

Gunning London’s refurb aims to restore the lost beauty of the space while introducing full data connectivity.

Gunning London, a Chartered Building Company specialising in refurbishments for the higher education sector, has been awarded the contract to renovate City University’s Great Hall, part of its Grade II-listed College Building. 

Built in the 1890s, the Great Hall has survived intact to the present day, in spite of post-Second World War reconstruction and a fire in 2001. The interior is now being reconfigured to maximise space and equip the facility with the latest technology. 

Matthew Nash, business development manager at Gunning London, says the project will restore some of the Great Hall’s lost beauty while bringing it into the 21st century.

“To recover some of the grandeur of the space, we will accentuate the strong visual impact of the existing wooden design but at the same time students will be able to learn in a modern environment with state-of-the-art tech and full data connectivity to every seat,” he says. “This project blends the best of heritage and high tech.”

A visualisation of the restored Great Hall

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