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In pictures - progress of LCF's new building on East Bank, March 2022

LCF's new building on East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Photography by Tony Lall-Chopra, Technical Co-ordinator: Stratford D&D at LCF.
  • Written byLondon College of Fashion
  • Published date04 April 2022
LCF's new building on East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Photography by Tony Lall-Chopra, Technical Co-ordinator: Stratford D&D at LCF.
LCF's new building on East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Photography by Tony Lall-Chopra, Technical Co-ordinator: Stratford D&D at LCF.

With the construction of LCF’s new building well underway, here’s an update on the latest progress since our last in-pictures feature in December 2021.  

The construction of LCF’s new building is due to be completed early 2023 and, in the meantime, the focus turns to preparing the building for installation and set-up ready to welcome staff and students in September 2023.

Insitu-concrete poured staircase. Photography by Tony Lall-Chopra, Technical Co-ordinator: Stratford D&D at LCF.
Insitu-concrete poured staircase. Photography by Tony Lall-Chopra, Technical Co-ordinator: Stratford D&D at LCF.

The structural frame of the building, internal stairs, and atria are now complete. Designed as a focal point by architects Allies and Morrison, the frontal orange-peel staircase was designed to signify an operatic and theatrical entrance to the public realm of the building. Expanded's project team, who constructed the staircase, describes how they delivered the insitu-concrete poured staircase in this video.

London College of Fashion, UAL - Architectural staircases

Close up of scalloped cladding on LCF's new building. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.
Close up of scalloped cladding on LCF's new building. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.

The scalloped cladding is complete up to the 11th floor and windows are now installed up to the 7th floor. This weather resilience now means the fit-out and building services of those floors can progress in the lower half of the building. The installation of the lifts has also now begun.

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