University of the Arts London is proud to be among the institutions that will take up residence at the new East Bank; a £1 billion “powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth” at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The plans for the new campus for London College of Fashion due to open in 2022 were unveiled by the Mayor of London on 5 June 2018. The College will be joined by the V&A, BBC, Sadler’s Wells and UCL.
Nigel Carrington, vice-chancellor of the University of the Arts (UAL), said:
“UAL is proud to move London College of Fashion to east London, to be a catalyst for collaboration, innovation and economic regeneration across the area. By embedding our students within east London’s distinctive fashion ecology, Stratford will become one of the most inspiring learning environments in the capital, enriched by our deep and long-lasting relationship with the local community.”
London College of Fashion, UAL is leading on the development of a Fashion District – a hub for fashion innovation in East London, which will launch in the Autumn and has been working with local schools and partners to develop an East Education strategy to raise awareness, aspiration and attainment amongst young east Londoners.
Frances Corner, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts (UAL) and Head of London College of Fashion said:
“We’re delighted to be bringing London College of Fashion, UAL to this new site in East London. It gives us an opportunity to redefine what fashion is. We’ll be bringing together our varied disciplines and facilities under one roof for the first time and will have the space to explore the possibilities of what fashion can become through collaboration with our neighbours and with the local community.”
Read more about our plans on the London College of Fashion blog.