Transforming UCL



Along with Pool Street West, Marshgate is part of UCL East, a new world-class UCL campus located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

UCL Marshgate

1 October 2020

Marshgate will be home to new degree programmes, research, innovation and technologies from across eight UCL faculties – uniting activities across Experiments, Arts, Society & Technology (EAST), as well as a range of academic centres, including:

  • Institute of Making
  • Advanced Propulsion Lab
  • Manufacturing Futures Lab
  • Experiential Learning and Research Hub
  • Global Business School for Health
  • Institute of Finance and Technology
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Culture Lab
  • Ideas

A building designed for collaboration

Opening in 2023, Marshgate has been designed to provide new spaces for collaborative thinking that transcends the boundaries of traditional academic activities, enabling students and staff to immerse themselves in innovative activities and game changing approaches to research. It will provide over 34,000sqm of academic space – the size of nearly five Wembley football pitches – as well as café and retail uses.

At the heart of the building is a central atrium that is openly accessible to encourage inclusivity and community engagement with the use of a 'Fluid Zone' at ground and first floor level to draw people into the building. Floor space above these levels has been designed to encourage collaboration and engagement between academic uses through largely open plan and circulatory spaces.

Key features will include:

  • Future media studio
  • Café and public spaces
  • Research and group workspaces and labs
  • Student-led fabrication workshops
  • Library and exhibition areas
  • Studio spaces


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