Shape the Quad

£118,072 has been raised from 259 donors.

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The Quad, framed by the King’s building and Somerset House, has always been at the heart of King’s and student life. As part of King’s Vision 2029 and with your support we are re-establishing this important space as the historic centre of King’s and a creative learning environment fit for the next generations of students. To recognise the part you play, you will have the one-off chance to see your name included in a donor installation, proudly displayed on the Strand campus.

How are we redeveloping the Quad?

With your support, we will

  • Resurface the Quad to re-establish it as the heart of the Strand campus and install a glass oculus to the levels below
  • Rebuild the historic steps to the King’s building to let them shine in their original glory
  • Transform 3,000m² on two levels below the Quad into learning and teaching facilities, including a MakerSpace accessible to all students
  • Develop innovative lab facilities fit for the newly relaunched Department of Engineering

As you can appreciate, the cost of this important redevelopment project is substantial. However, it will provide a central part of university live for our growing community and ensure that, with your help, we can offer our students the very best facilities to foster their talent and give them the tools to become the changemakers of tomorrow. Your donation will be gratefully received and proudly recognised.

Your recognition

Your support of the Shape the Quad appeal is greatly appreciated and will ensure the Quad remains at the heart of King’s, giving students a place to learn, grow & make memories. We would like to recognise you by giving you the one-off chance to be included on our donor installation in the Strand campus, or alternatively on our digital donor wall.

The donor installation will see your name included alongside key moments in the university’s history, recognition of famous alumni and information about the redevelopment of the Quad.

  • Join the Bronze tier with a donation of at least £250 and see your name included alongside other Bronze tier donors
  • Join the Silver tier with a donation of at least £500 – as a thank you for your generous support we will include your name and graduation year, or year you most cherish as a staff member or friend of King's
  • Join the Gold tier with a donation of at least £1,000 – to honour your extraordinary contribution, you will be included on the donor wall with your name, year and degree, or position as a staff member or friend of King's. There will be a limited number of spaces dedicated to the prestigious Gold tier.

Please note that the opportunity to be included in the physical or digital donor installation remains open until 31 August 2022. The spaces available at the individual tier levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold) might fill up before then and are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. We will endeavour to adjust the installation to fit in every donor at the correct level, but may notify you if this is not possible. Please donate early to avoid disappointment.

Artist impression of the plaques at Gold, Silver and Bronze level. The design & location of the donor installation are subject to final approval, which will be granted once the opportunity to participate has closed at the end of August 2022. In the unlikely event that there should be any significant changes to the donor installation, we will notify all donors as soon as this becomes apparent.

All donations, no matter how big or small, will also be shown on a digital donor wall hosted on the King’s website. The donor wall can be accessed through a QR code embedded in the donor installation within the Strand campus.

Alternatively, you can also choose to use your space on the donor wall to honour and remember a loved one who studied at King’s. Please contact to find out more about this option.

If you would like for your gift to remain anonymous, please tick the relevant box when making your donation.

If you are interested in making a major gift of £5,000 or higher to the Shape the Quad appeal, please get in contact with Malcolm Gill ( to discuss your contribution.

Your memories

Do you have a special memory of your time on the Strand campus, or some images of you and your friends on the Quad that you’d like to share with us? Do fill in this form to tell us all about it. We love to hear from you!

Spread the word

  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    An anonymous user donated £500.00
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    An anonymous user donated £1.00
  • 2 months ago
    jacqueline Kennedy (nee Hill) donated
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    Birgit Zeyer donated
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
    Cheryl Harris donated $60.00