LCC New Building
Having been at the heart of Elephant and Castle for over 50 years, we are very excited to be developing plans for a cutting-edge new building across the road from the current College site. The new building is expected to open as early as 2022.
The new site for LCC, at the centre of the masterplan by architecture and urban planning practice Allies and Morrison, would aim to build capacity around the digital technology industries, including design and gaming, and allow the expansion of TV and film into a new creative hub for the area.
The proposed masterplan aims to deliver a ‘must-visit’ town centre destination, with a mix of national and independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, increased public space and improved access, particularly to the Northern Line.
More information on the wider Elephant & Castle regeneration plans can be found on Delancey’s website.
LCC in Elephant & Castle
London College of Communication has been embedded within the Elephant and Castle community for over five decades, which is reflected in a range of long-term College enterprises and in the work of our students, staff and graduates.
LCC Studio is a temporary workshop, exhibitions and events space in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, designed to open up the College’s design, media, screen and communications work to the public.
LCC Talent Works offered LCC graduates paid assignments to support Southwark-based social enterprises, charities and community groups with communicating about their projects to a wider audience. The success of these assignments led to a second wave of LCC Talent Works where LCC students worked with charities to improve their web design and presence.
Other recent local projects include LCC’s support towards Lamlash Gardens, a community hub project, Writerly Readers, a graphic design workshop involving Walworth residents, London Design Festival projects held in the new Elephant Park, and Shop Front, a project supported by Southwark’s High Street Challenge Fund in which graduate designers offered creative design advice and support to local traders to enhance their shop fronts and window displays and promote their businesses.
The initial proposal for LCC’s new building is currently awaiting planning permission and an outcome is expected December 2017. The timeline for upcoming stages of the project will be available here shortly.