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Projects

Several projects as part of the first steps in delivering Birkbeck's ambitious Estates strategy have now been completed in our mission to deliver a substantial increase in high-quality teaching, study and research space. There are further exciting projects currently being planned to build upon our success and achieve our strategic goals. 

Toddlerlab

  • The new BREEAM 'Excellent' rated infill building - Wohl Wolfson ToddlerLab in Torrington Square - is the world’s first purpose-built centre dedicated to studying brain development in toddlers as they interact with their natural environment. It will build on the globally renowned research conducted in Birkbeck’s BabyLab to advance our understanding of development not only in typically developing toddlers but in those with neurodevelopmental conditions like autism, ADHD, Fragile X and Williams Syndrome. Researchers will be able to assess the efficacy of early interventions, which can prove more effective and less costly than later treatments for individuals with autism. The ToddlerLab will be tailored specifically to meet children’s needs, with space to play, take part in activities and even nap, facilitating the study of how sleep impacts on child development.
  • Construction has now been completed on the ToddlerLab and research experiments have started in earnest. The ToddlerLab will adjoin the existing Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at 32 Torrington Square. This project is being made possible thanks to generous donations from alumni, friends and foundations including:
    • The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation
    • The Wolfson Foundation
    • The Garfield Weston Foundation
    • Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz.
  • Take a video tour of the ToddlerLab.

373 Euston Road

  • Located at 373 Euston Road, the building formerly known as Cambridge House is a new, state-of-the-art teaching facility for Birkbeck. It houses one of the College's largest lecture theatres and new classrooms, as well as a dedicated co-learning space where students can prepare for their lectures and share their ideas with one another.
  • Students were welcomed back to the new teaching facility in 2021 following the period of remote learning associated with the pandemic and subequent relaxation of social distancing rules. This will help the College progress towards its long-term goal of teaching every student in a Birkbeck building or teaching facility.
  • The new building has a BREEAM 'Excellent' sustainability rating with features such as green roof, rainwater harvesting system and photo voltaic system which converts sunlight into electricity. 
  • Take a video tour of 373 Euston Road.

Central Professional Services Workplace Project

  • The project supports the move of Central Professional Services staff to agile working, where the teams in the scope of the project have more freedom and flexibility over where they work and the ways in which they work to support service delivery. 
  • The project aims to provide modern working spaces, equipment and assistance to enable staff to transition to agile working.