New buildings at UCL East “top out”
This month, two new buildings at UCL’s Stratford campus, known as UCL East, have “topped out” – meaning they have reached their final height and the main skeleton of each building is complete.
The two buildings, known as Marshgate and Pool Street West, will form the main part of the campus which is expected to be home to ground-breaking teaching and research across subjects like architecture, engineering, humanities, social sciences and the arts.
As well as space dedicated to teaching, student living, retail and public access, there will also be state of the art facilities for students from different courses to come together to study. The building itself has been designed with climate resilience in mind, promoting positive environmental outcomes through its design and running procedures.
UCL East is University College London’s latest extension to the Bloomsbury campus which was founded in 1826. Although UCL is no stranger to East London. The University currently has a research space at nearby Here East, a place that’s driving innovation across the area. In this space UCL are innovating in fields like robotics, sustainability and engineering.
At IQL, we’ve welcomed some of the greatest organisations in British industry into our workplaces. And these organisations are filled with some of the best and brightest minds from across the globe. Having world-class Universities on our doorstep bringing students from all over the world to Stratford, strengthens our workplaces. It also shapes employment opportunities for all organisations based here at IQL, whilst our ergonomically designed workspaces create perfect places to collaborate and innovate.
The construction of the new UCL Stratford campus is expected to finish in late 2022, with a grand opening planned for early 2023. It’s part of the new East Bank development which will see mammoth institutions from across the cultural and education sectors, opening outposts in Stratford. East Bank will border both IQL and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, bringing new opportunities for learning, employment and leisure to local residents and workers.