The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett expands into new facilities at Here East

28 February 2018

We have recently moved into a new high-tech campus in East London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

UCL at Here East

The Bartlett School of Architecture has now expanded into UCL at Here East, a high-tech research, robotics and testing centre in Stratford. Developed jointly by The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, the site is shared with several UCL departments.

The new site is home to students from our undergraduate programme, Engineering & Architectural Design MEng, and several of our Master's programmes, namely Design for Manufacture MArch, Design for Performance & Interaction MArch and Situated Practice MA. These students now benefit from new teaching facilities, studios, labs and workshops at the 6,000sqm campus, including a 2,000sqm robotics and advanced prototyping space.

Further high-tech facilities at Here East include environmental chambers and structural testing rigs, robotic cells and fabrication equipment. These have been designed to operate in tandem with our existing workshop facilities in Bloomsbury, allowing The Bartlett to offer its students an even broader architectural education.

Here East presents The Bartlett School of Architecture not only with a new space, but also a new way of working. I am delighted that in an age when a multidisciplinary approach is needed across the global architectural, construction and environmental industries, we are able to teach and study in a truly multidisciplinary space.

Professor Bob Sheil, Director of The Bartlett School of Architecture

Transforming UCL

Part of the Transforming UCL programme, UCL at Here East is the final phase in Hawkins/Brown Architects’ six-year partnership with UCL Estates and The Bartlett, following the refabrication of our 22 Gordon Street home in Bloomsbury.

However, UCL’s space at Here East is only the start of UCL’s presence in Stratford's Olympic Park with UCL East due to open in 2021-2022.

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Other departments based at Here East

 The Bartlett School of Architecture shares the site at Here East with the following academic groups at UCL:

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