UCL East


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Project overview

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

In establishing UCL East at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we aim to create a world-leading university environment for experiment, learning and scholarship for students, staff, collaborators and the wider public.

Breaking down traditional barriers between teaching, research, enterprise and public engagement, UCL East will continue to build on the vision of UCL’s founders while also functioning as a radical model for the university campus of the future.

UCL East and UCL 2034

UCL East will play a key role supporting UCL 2034, the university’s 20-year strategy, further inspiring our community of staff, students and partners to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared, and how global problems are solved.

It will be a place for new activities and initiatives at UCL, encouraging and supporting interaction between disciplines, in turn providing pioneering approaches to research and learning that will have a significant impact both locally and across the world.

In providing students, staff, collaborators and the public with an outstanding environment for learning and scholarship, UCL will amplify its status as London’s Global University.

UCL East and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

UCL’s presence in east London will benefit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as well as its surrounding neighbourhoods.

UCL East will be accessible to, and embedded within, the local community, encouraging a collaborative relationship that works to support the development of generations of talented individuals and societies in east London and beyond. 

Members of the local community have already begun to see the positive effects of our forthcoming expansion thanks to a broad programme of public engagement activities.

As a founding partner of the Cultural and Education District, a vision for a cultural and educational hub on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we’ll be working closely with our new neighbours and partners to ensure that we fully realise its potential.

UCL East and sustainability

As a new resident of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we aim to play a central role in the sustainable development of the local area.

UCL East will integrate with the waterside, canals and green spaces, bringing the park and the Lee Valley directly into learning and research spaces and experiences.

We also seek to be genuinely sustainable, resilient to future climatic and energy supply uncertainties.