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.
An exhibition of detailed proposals for the area by developer Delancey’s client fund DV4, and Europe’s largest pension fund asset manager APG, was put on display in May 2016, with the community and wider public invited to give feedback. 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 and staff.
LCC Studio is a workshop and events space in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, designed to open up the College’s design, media and communications work to the public.
Employment programme LCC Talent Works gives LCC graduate paid freelance jobs with Southwark-based social enterprises, charities and community groups.
Other recent local projects include Writerly Readers, a graphic design workshop involving Walworth residents, London Design Festival data visualisation exhibition SE1 Data Stories, and a Magnum Documentary Photography summer school short course on the theme of ‘responding to the city’.
The initial proposal for LCC’s new building is currently awaiting planning permission and an outcome is expected in mid 2017. The timeline for upcoming stages of the project will be available here shortly.