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4Fashion: LCF’s move

A visualisation of the new LCF site at Olympic Park in Stratford.

In 2022 London College of Fashion will be moving to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as part of a new development for London known as East Bank prioritising culture, education and innovation. We’ll be creating a single 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 are moving so that we can finally bring all of our students and staff together, 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. In our new home digital developers will work alongside designers; psychologists will collaborate with image creators; and marketing theorists will join forces with curators. We will redefine what fashion is by connecting our range of disciplines for the first time and under one roof, and show London and the world what these possibilities look like.

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.