See inside LCF's new building on East Bank
London College of Fashion is moving to a new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as part of a new development for London known as East Bank. East Bank will be a new powerhouse for innovation, creativity and learning, through a unique collaboration between world-leading universities, arts and culture bodies, that will open up opportunities for everyone who visits, lives and works in east London.
We’ll be creating this campus alongside new sites for other world leading organisations including Sadler’s Wells, V&A and BBC as well as Loughborough University and UCL. We want to increase opportunities for collaboration and to build a different community focused on fashion but with lots of influences from our new neighbours and from the local area.
The move is more than just a building, and we are working already with local, national and international partners to bring benefits to our current students, staff and alumni, focusing on four major priorities:
- Delivering excellent fashion education for all who choose it.
- Encouraging enterprise and incubation to support our students, alumni and the wider fashion economy.
- Driving impactful research to effect change and innovation.
- Building better lives, for a sustainable and socially conscious future.
We’re not saying goodbye to our historic roots, with our Lime Grove campus developing into a centre of excellence to house all our UAL pre-degree courses building a vibrant community in west London. Find out more by visiting our pre-degree courses page.
Our new building is being designed by architects Allies and Morrison to become a 21st century workshop, its design is inspired by the 19th century mill buildings common to many industrial cities. It will be day-lit and naturally ventilated, with factory-like steel-framed windows, internal atria for flexible learning, and lots of green spaces.
London College of Fashion alongside its new neighbours in East Bank officially 'breaking ground'
East Bank is a new powerhouse of culture, education and innovation opening at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 2022.
East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will begin to open from UCL's new building in Autumn 2022. But the East Bank partners are already working in the local east London communities – find out more about some of the events and programmes already underway.
London College of Fashion's Executive Lead for Stratford Transition, Gavin Jenkins talks about LCF, UAL's new building on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as part of a new development for London known as East Bank.
Get up close to LCF's new building in the latest drone footage and see how our partner buildings are also starting to take shape on East Bank.
Aerial footage across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, filmed in September 2021.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the rising East Bank buildings on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, watch the pop-up performance 'Dystopia to Utopia: Reimagining Our Future'.
Love Letters to LCF: Historypin map
‘Love Letters to LCF’, our upcoming multi-site exhibition and programme presented by LCF Archives in collaboration with MA Fashion Curation students will celebrate the (hi)stories of our sites and their surroundings, as well as the studies, styles, and experiences of our students and staff.
We’ve created Historypin maps that mark the spot of each of our existing six sites, and we’re inviting students and staff to contribute by placing pins to mark spaces at the sites that matter to them. We hope this project will be a beautiful way to honour the last 100 years and send a message and declaration of what we hope the next 100 years will bring in our new home on East Bank.
If you have any questions, or you would like to contribute or make a suggestion in another way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the latest building pictures
Find out more about what we are working on now to deliver benefits to students, alumni, industry and the community in the area.
LCF's move in Stories
Our New Home - Secure by Design
LCF's new home on East Bank was the first in the UK to achieve Secure by Design accreditation, read more on how the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was built with community safety in mind.
LCF students celebrate the voice of costume designers at V&A's Performance Festival 2023
As part of V&A's annual Performance Festival, MA Fashion Curation and Cultural Programming students have developed interventions to celebrate the voice of costume designers by offering interactive and contemplative experiences that creatively
Comissioned by East Bank, RE:Generation is a collaborative project between artist, designer and filmmaker Rahemur Rahman with students from Mulberry Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science College.
Where to find materials as a fashion designer near Stratford
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