The Bartlett


Our resources

The Bartlett offers an exceptional range of study and research resources, and state-of-the-art technical facilities.

The IEDE's lighting rig, currently in use at UCL Here East

Some of them, such as the Lighting Simulator and The Bartlett Library, are valued by the wider built environment community, with consultants and external specialists regularly putting them to use.

    UCL at Here East

    Based at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford (East London), UCL's new space at Here East is a unique collaboration between The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and the Faculty of Engineering Science.


    The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange (B-made) is a multidisciplinary centre that invites academia, industry and the public to engage with new and traditional tools, processes and materials. Its aim is to merge crafts with science and technology, and make a shift towards a new model of learning.

    Its centres, at 22 Gordon Street and Here East, also offer a powerful creative and collaborative resource to industrial and professional partners, who gain access to world-class resources, expertise and academic networks.

    Visit the B-made web pages

    The Bartlett Library

    Our library in Central House is one of the most comprehensive collections to be found anywhere on the subjects of architecture, planning, building and construction management.

    Its holds around 40,000 monograph volumes, a technical information section and current editions of more than 250 magazines and journals, as well as large back-runs of older publications. There are 55 spaces in the library’s reading room, which is open until at least 7.30pm on weekdays.

    The Bartlett Lighting Simulator

    The lighting simulator at The Bartlett (pictured above) is one of the most sophisticated in the UK: a 5.2m diameter, hemispherical sky dome, fitted with 270 energy-efficient individually-controlled light sources and a computer-controlled artificial sun, that exactly simulates natural lighting conditions for the analysis of architectural models.

    The simulator can be programmed to imitate the light from sun and sky at any time of the day and year, anywhere in the world. It is currently located at our new facilities in East London: UCL at Here East.


    The Bartlett boasts an ever-expanding range of state-of-the-art IT facilities, including clusters of Macs and PCs and advanced software, as well as colour scanning, plotting and printing facilities.