University of the Arts London (UAL) has announced a major investment of over £62million into the regeneration of Camberwell College of Arts and adjoining land.
This is the first major work on the College for a generation, and will enlarge the existing 1970s building creating a new academic extension which will house a new lecture theatre, studios and library.
There will also be major alterations to the front façade of the building entrance and reception on Peckham Road, making the building fully accessible, as well as a new gallery and courtyard area.
Additionally, the current site is being expanded, with brand new UAL student accommodation being built to further enhance the campus feel.
Camberwell College of Arts, one of UAL’s six world-renowned Colleges, attracts students from all over the world who go onto become some of the leading artists of their generation. Illustrious alumni of the College include painters Howard Hodgkin, Terry Frost, Maggi Hambling and Gillian Ayres; filmmaker Mike Leigh and musicians Florence Welch and Syd Barrett.
Nigel Carrington, UAL Vice-Chancellor, said: “Camberwell College of Arts has been at the heart of the community for nearly 120 years. UAL is delighted to contribute to the arts-led regeneration of Camberwell through this major investment in our college’s facilities and the building of 264 new student rooms.”
The project has been designed by RIBA award-winning Stephen Marshall Architects.
The announcement of this development follows news last month that an award-winning architecture practice has been chosen to design UAL’s new campus for London College of Fashion on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The new campus will bring together London College of Fashion’s 6,500 students and staff for the first time in the College’s 100 year history.