Changes to building opening hours

The out-of-hours opening times of some King’s buildings have been changed following a review of building usage.

King’s College London has analysed data from the access control systems which showed that outside standard opening times, some buildings have very few people using them despite the university providing full operational services including the heating and lighting of large properties.

Buildings that currently have very low out-of-hours usage are Virginia Woolf Building (VWB) and James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) and, therefore, the opening hours are being appropriately reduced from December 21. Staff and post-graduate students will however have the opportunity to request access to the VWB and JCMB out-of-hours via Strand Campus Security.

The reduction in opening hours at these buildings will help the university achieve its carbon reduction target of 43 per cent by 2020 without significant impact on our building users.

There will be no change to the opening hours of libraries and there is a review underway to assess the possibility of 24-hour opening throughout the academic year.

Further information about these changes, as well as an indication of which buildings are accessible outside operational hours and their method of access, can be found on the King’s Estates & Facilities intranet site via the link here: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/about/ps/estates/reception-security/Comms—Change-to-Opening-hours—final-Nov-26.pdf