The East Bank development will welcome organisations such as BBC Music, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London College of Fashion and the V&A museum, bringing an estimated 1.5 million visitors to the area and more than 2,500 jobs.
As more and more announcements are made about the organisations who will call East Bank London their new home, we’ve rounded up the names who have confirmed their arrival here to explain a little more about what they’ll be bringing to the area.
So when is East Bank, London opening? UCL East will open the first new campus building in the autumn of 2022 with a second building opening the following autumn. UAL London College of Fashion will be joining UCL in the Park in 2023, followed by Sadler’s Wells East, the new BBC studios and the V&A East Storehouse and East Museum across 2025.
University College London
The East Bank development will also welcome a brand-new University College London campus to the area. The new campus will combine eight UCL faculties, comprised of around 4,000 students and 260 staff members. As well as this, the ground and first floor of each building will be designed to encourage members of the public to visit and work there too. The buildings will create 50,000 square metres of space – the equivalent of seven professional football pitches. That’s a lot of space! This will be made up of research space and student accommodation as well as retail and community engagement space.
Sadler's Wells Theatre
London College of Fashion
East Bank – set to be the new cultural heart of London. Welcoming world-renowned organisations like BBC Music, Sadler’s Wells and a new V&A partnership, it’s going to bring jobs, tourism and business to Stratford. Not to mention new spaces for creative, academic and civic activity. The new campus in Stratford will house multi-purpose lecture theatres to be used for classes as well as community events. There will be public spaces featuring work from some of the courses, art and a café. It will have specialist teaching spaces for media, communications and the fashion business school. The new London fashion college campus is set to open in 2023.
BBC Music Studios
Joining the above cultural giants, East Bank will welcome two of London’s world-class higher education establishments. Find out more about the educated workforce we’ll be welcoming to Stratford.