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London College of Communication

LCC New Building

Having been at the heart of Elephant & 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 site for London College of Communication, UAL, at the centre of the master plan by architecture and urban planning practice Allies and Morrison, would aim to build capacity around the creative industries across design, media and screen, and create 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.

This opportunity means that London College of Communication will stay at Elephant & Castle in a brand new purpose-built building, with high-quality teaching and an environment that we can fit-out to our own specification.

More information on the wider Elephant and Castle regeneration plans can be found on the Elephant and Castle town centre website.

Working with our communities

Our current building dates back to 1962 and over the last five decades we've been part of Elephant & Castle's vibrant community, bringing a range of educational, cultural, and economic benefits to the area. This is reflected in a range of long-term College enterprises and in the work of our students, staff and graduates, many of whom are from and live in the area.

LCC Outreach – London College of Communication has a long history of welcoming students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Based in Elephant & Castle, we offer young people from partner schools and colleges – both locally and across London – a range of opportunities that allow them to explore design, media and screen-based education.

Exhibitions and Events programme – London College of Communication runs a year-long programme of free workshops, events and exhibitions open to the public, that showcases work by our community of students, graduates and staff.

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.

The Studio aims to give the local Elephant & Castle community and wider public a glimpse into the range of innovative design, media and communications work that takes place at London College of Communication.

LCC Talent Works offers London College of Communication 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 has led to a third wave of LCC Talent Works, where LCC students work with charities to improve their web design and presence at no cost to the charities, social enterprises and community groups.

Shop Front is 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.

Other recent local projects include London College of Communication’s support towards Lamlash Garden, a community hub project, Writerly Readers, a graphic design workshop involving Walworth residents and London Design Festival projects held in the new Elephant Park working with Elephant and Castle's Jamyang Buddhist Centre to create a collaborative cook-book, transforming LCC Studio into a glitzy social club for local over 60s with Posh Club, and working with 12 local cultural institutions on Creative Elephant to highlight the wealth of creative talent and venues that thrive in the area.