I spent part of yesterday evening at the official opening of The Grange building at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus. The £80 million building and its facilities are hugely impressive and must be some of the country’s best for the creative arts, and include:
- two HD TV studios designed, equipped and built by Sony
- digital darkrooms, digital media workshops, photographic studios and avid suites
- specialist workshops for wood, metal, plastics, CAD, CAM, ceramics. glass, screenprint, etching, letterpress, sound interaction, electronics, laser cutting and digital print
- specialist studios for animation, 3D animation, fashion, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interior architeture, interior design, jewellery, photography and textiles.
The creativity that these have already spawned were on display throughout the building.
Over the last few years, I have watched the whole Hendon campus develop and grow, so that it is now an enormous asset for London and the country, nurturing and unlocking the talent of its students – who go on to become some of the best paid graduates emerging from the country’s universities and to make their contribution to the UK’s future prosperity.