London College of Fashion is planning to 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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QEOP Pod: My London Legacy - Welcome to East Bank
Episode 11 of the QEOP podcast, brings together speakers from V&A, LCF, Sadlers Wells, and BBC to talk about East Bank; one of the world’s largest and most ambitious culture and education districts.
In pictures - progress of LCF's new building on East Bank, November 2022
An update on the latest progress on the building since our last in-pictures feature in June 2022.
Exploring Grime Stories through east London heritage with Roony 'RiskyRoadz’ Keefe
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