Our New Home - Secure by Design
London College of Fashion, UAL’s new home, East Bank on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) is a public park open 24/7. Built with community safety in mind, millions of visitors come to the park to visit the world class venues and sporting facilities, enjoy the beautiful green biodiverse landscapes, go for a run, take the dog for a walk, cycle on the bike routes and going for a bite to eat in the local places to eat.
The Park was the first in the UK to achieve Secure by Design accreditation, which is the official security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop, and visit.
WiFi on the Park
There is free WiFi on the park and inside many of the venues, so you can stay in touch with friends and family when you’re on the Park’s surroundings. LCF’s new building will have a separate WiFi connection you can log onto with your student credentials.
24/7 CCTV and Security Patrols
There are more than 150 CCTV cameras in use which provide comprehensive coverage across the Park and are monitored 24hrs a day all year round, alongside regular patrols by uniformed staff.
Lit routes and numbered lampposts
The routes on the Park are well lit and the lampposts have a unique number on them. If you get lost or need help, you can call 0300 2012 222 and let them know the number of the lamppost so they can find you easily.
If you are planning to be in the Park after dusk then it is worth planning your route in advance, as some areas in the north Park are deliberately less well-lit at night to promote biodiversity habitats. We also recommend letting people know where you are going and the route you are taking.
Route changes and alterations
With lots of construction around the park and major events taking place, routes can be changed or altered, so stay up to date with the latest developments on the QEOP Visitor Information Page at www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk. There are also Information Points located on the Park and the closest point near our new building is located at the entrance to the south of the Park by the London Aquatics Centre.
London is by and large a safe city, but there are a number of simple steps you can take to ensure you stay safe and enjoy your time at LCF, UAL. Whether that’s using London transport, staying safe in your accommodation, cycling and road safety, nightlife safety or protecting your phone and other valuables, read more on our Student Security guidance at arts.ac.uk. As always, staff and students require to bring their ID cards for entry into the new building.