New Accommodation Building Project at Henley Conferences

Henley Newbed News60 new high quality bedrooms are being built at Greenlands to ensure that the standard of accommodation for all visitors and programme participants at Henley is appropriate and meets their expectations. The initial preparation work has just started and we expect the project to be completed within 12 months.

The buildings have been designed to be sustainable, energy efficient and cost effective, using high quality, low energy, responsibly sourced Green Guide specified materials to meet the BREEAM standards of the world’s leading sustainability organisation, BRE Global Limited. An Ecological Appraisal has been undertaken which includes tree, bat and bird surveys, with all necessary measures taken to protect the natural environment.

Architects Design Partnership was the architect chosen to design the new accommodation. A highly respected firm, the practice has completed several other projects on the Greenlands campus over the past 25 years. Their experience at Henley and other institutions including Reading, Oxford, Bath and Leeds means they have a particular understanding of the specific needs of the higher education sector.The architectural style and the materials to be used will reflect the existing buildings and will be sympathetic to the Grade 2 listed main building and its unique setting by the Thames.

Henley Business School has been part of the local Henley community and economy for over 70 years and this substantial investment is a positive step for the future of the Business School at Greenlands and its continuing provision of world-class facilities. In addition to a Transport Statement prepared and agreed by the Highway Authority, a noise assessment was accepted by the Local Planning Authority to protect the interests of our neighbours. This is a large scale building project so we hope that through careful planning, consultation and communication with all parties, any disruption to the normal functioning of the site and surrounding area will be minimised.

Regular updates about the project will be posted on this page. In addition, once building works have progressed to a certain stage, a briefing event will be arranged when colleagues, programme members, clients and the general public can find out more and pose questions.