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, the UK’s newest cultural quarter for innovation, creativity and learning at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. East Bank is a unique collaboration that is bringing the arts, learning and creativity together in one place for the local community and 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.
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 email@example.com.
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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
Love Letters: a final look at the rich history of our buildings
‘Love Letters to the Buildings’ delves into the rich history of our cherished buildings. Through extensive research in the LCF Archives and Library, as well as the exploration of special collections, films, and oral testimonies, we embark on a
Our Future in Stratford: Everything you need to know about East Bank
LCF's Content Creator, Mimi Francis-Mearns, shares insights from a recent panel discussion with our soon-to-be East Bank neighbours on everything you need to know about East Bank.
Hangout and socialising areas at East Bank
LCF's new East Bank campus provides a variety of closed and open learning spaces for learning, teaching, studying, socialising, and relaxing.