The newspaper of Imperial College London
 Issue 139, 31 March 2004
£76m centre for clinical imaging«
Tribute to miracle miler Sir Roger«
Harriet’s prime howler!«
International student awards«
Making a grand entrance«
Lowering blood pressure«
It’s a bug’s life«
Will powers IC Trust«
We’re on the map«
Britain the ‘tobacco control time-warp’«
Cutting carbon emissions«
When too much competition can prove unhelpful…«
Emotional intelligence scrutinised«
Move to new headquarters«
Staff Pay and Grading update«
An international night to remember«
Water way to make a splash at College…«
Science soirée at Silwood«
Snap happy…«
In Brief«
Media Spotlight«
What’s on«

Making a grand entrance

The new Exhibition Road entrance to the South Kensington campus opened on 8 March. The Foster and Partners designed building will be home to the Tanaka Business School. Staff and students were making the move from their 53 Prince's Gate premises this week.

image: the new main entrance

The Tanaka Business School has taken two years to build and was made possible by a £27 million donation from alumnus and entrepreneur Dr Gary Tanaka. The School now has seven lecture theatres, an 80 seater computer room, four group discussion rooms and 10 small meeting rooms known as the ‘vaults’.

The building features the latest technology. The roof uses the same type of UV resistant roofing material as Cornwall’s Eden Project, while a sophisticated environmental heating and ventilation system has all under floor heating and cooling powered by waste heat from the CHP (combined heating and power unit) nearby.

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