The Bartlett School of Architecture


Our spaces

We aim to remain the UK’s number one faculty for built environment education and research. Our brand new facilities encourage and facilitate innovation.

Not only do we want to accommodate our students and schools comfortably. Our project of transforming The Bartlett’s facilities is aimed at continuing to provide an environment conducive to creativity and innovation.

22 Gordon Street

22 Gordon Street (formerly Wates House) on UCL's Bloomsbury campus, has been home to The Bartlett School of Architecture and The Bartlett School of Planning since 1975. In December 2016, following a four-year, £30 million refurbishment and extension carried out by Hawkins\Brown, the school moved back into its radically transformed home. The building contains brand new studios, shared working areas, a contemporary exhibition space, cutting edge facilities such as the new B-made workshop, plus buzzing social areas and cafes. 

With its atmosphere of openness, spontaneity and collaboration, the new building has not only proved popular with students and staff, but with the wider architect community. It has already won a prestigious 2017 RIBA London Region Award, and was shortlisted for the coveted 2017 AJ Building of the Year award. 

In the heart of Bloomsbury, students can enjoy the wide range of restaurants, cafes museums, galleries and libraries that London has to offer. The school can be easily accessed by public transport and is in easy reach of the UCL main campus. 

Here East

Occupying over 100,000 square metres in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park, Here East is one of London’s most exceptional new developments. The 10-metre-high studio space at Here East is a home for ground-breaking research in areas that include architecture, infrastructure, transport, robotics, healthcare, manufacturing and environmental measurement. The site represents UCL’s first presence in the Olympic Park, ahead of the proposed UCL East development, and grants tremendous opportunities interdisciplinary research, teaching, co-creation and collaboration.

Here East boasts wide range of cafes, and a dynamic social scene of live music, parks and local events around Queen Elizabeth Park and East London. It has excellent transport links at nearby Stratford, the Overground at Hackney Wick and easy access to London’s cycling infrastructure.

The Bartlett School of Architecture has four programmes which are delivered at Here East: