Student Central

The future of Student Central has been under consideration for several years and the University explored a number of options for its use.

After careful consideration, the University decided that the most appropriate use would be to lease the property to a Member Institution where more value can be created for teaching, learning and research.  Birkbeck was named as the preferred partner for acquiring the lease on the whole Student Central building and on 26 July 2021 the lease was transferred to Birkbeck.

You can read more about Birkbeck's plans for the development of the building here.


Energybase - Important Notice

Energybase was closed for much of 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, and following a review of operations, the Univerity took the decision to shut Energybase permanently. From 30 April 2021 the gym, swimming pool and sports hall facilities were closed.

If you have already made a request to cancel your membership you should have been contacted by the Energybase team who would have arranged your refund.

To cancel an active membership or for further information please contact Energybase at

For those that wish to continue with their fitness journey, we can recommend a number of nearby gyms;