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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 building is expected to open as early as 2022.

The new site for London College of Communication, at the centre of the master plan 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.

This opportunity will enable London College of Communication to stay at Elephant and 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.

Engaging 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. This is reflected in a range of long-term College enterprises and in the work of our students, staff and graduates, many of whom also 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 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.

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.

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. Read more about Shop Front here.


Update: July 2018

Southwark Council has approved resolution to grant planning permission for UAL's cutting-edge new building for London College of Communication and its core university services.

Further information and timelines of the new building will be shared in the coming months.