Thames Valley University - Slough - March 2018
Thames Valley University or TVU is part of the University of West London and formed part of several campuses in Reading and West London. The closure of the Campus was announced in 2009 and the doors finally closed in 2010, where the site fell into disuse and 1000 students had to re-locate to other campuses around West London.
Closure was put down to the recession/credit crunch, forcing the sale of the site.
“Professor Peter John, TVU vice-chancellor, said: ‘For the majority of students the closure of the campus will mean a move to one of our other locations either in Reading or West London. All those affected will be fully supported through the transition to minimise any possible disruption to their studies.’ A total of 650 pre-registration nursing students at the Slough campus will be provided with a provisional timetable and have been told to pack their bags for the move to Reading by December this year.”
The front of the site has since been converted into a school, the Ditton Park Academy. This is still physically connected to the derelict parts, but has been sealed off.
The site consists of two tower blocks (7 stories high), a ground floor canteen, a small circular building and a 2 story admin block.
Plans were announced in 2017 to turn the site into 1,400 homes, but so far nothing has happened. Currently the site is owned by the Slough Council.