2 years, 3 months ago UCL to expand into new space at Here East

We’re proud to announce that University College London will be bringing their excellence to Here East with The Bartlett (UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment) and UCL Engineering.

Next year, UCL will take possession of 3,000 square metres of 10 metres high studio space at Here East which will be used to undertake ground-breaking research in areas including architecture, infrastructure, transport, robotics, healthcare, manufacturing and environmental measurement. UCL will also develop new education programmes in creative design, using film and performance as well as robotic and networked screen technologies.

“The pursuit of innovation lies at the heart of Here East and today’s announcement is yet another demonstration of world-renowned organisations locating to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The unparalleled infrastructure Here East offers, and the unique community of makers which we are creating is a perfect fit for UCL, and we look forward to welcoming them in 2016.”

Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East

Founded in 1826, UCL was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to admit students regardless of race, class, religion or gender, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine. Ranked as one of the world's top universities, we’re looking forward to welcoming them to their new home.

The scale and novelty of the scheme will enable UCL to pursue new and exciting projects to strengthen interdisciplinary research and teaching. The move also signals UCL’s commitment to engaging with the local community and the London Legacy Development Corporation in advance of the opening of the new campus, UCL East, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2019.

The deal cements Here East as a destination for creativity and invention, bringing together education, business, technology, media and data to collaborate in its pursuit of innovation. Here East occupy the former press and broadcast centres on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and provide over one million square feet of versatile spaces.

“By bringing creative design under the same roof as advanced technological research, with the space to learn about collaborative creativity from the performing arts, we aim to build the cadre of tech savvy creative designers and engineers needed to drive a UK manufacturing renaissance.”

Professor Alan Penn, Dean of The Bartlett, UCL

With construction well under way, we can’t wait to open our doors to ground-breaking research and excellence in 2016.

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