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H B Allen Ground-breaking Ceremony

Friday 03 June 2016

On Thursday 2 June the College welcomed the Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson FRSE to the Ground-breaking Ceremony for the new H B Allen Centre.

Anthony Nagle (Construction Director, BAM) presented the engraved ceremonial spade to Mr Peter Shone Trustee of the H B Allen Charitable Trust which has made a capital grant of £25million in support of the project. The Vice-Chancellor put the spade to good use and broke the ground at the old Acland Hospital site.

The Ceremony was preceded by a lunch in the Warden’s Lodgings and an address by the Vice-Chancellor, who applauded the project and the significance of the construction of the H B Allen Centre, not only for the College but also for the University as a whole.  Others in attendance included the construction team from BAM, the design team from Rick Mather Architects, major donors to the College, Keble Fellows, staff and students.