Campus facilities and build
“Our UCL East buildings will provide facilities for cross-disciplinary research and open innovation, new approaches to practical learning, opportunities for public engagement, and student living spaces that are modern and sustainable."
Professor Paola Lettieri, Director, UCL East
Key features of the UCL East campus
- Clear links between UCL East and the Olympic Park. The campus will be inextricably linked with, and complementary to, its surroundings. The planned 'promenade', for example, will form an arrival space for UCL East and connect visitors and users of the buildings with the wider Park.
- Movement in, around and through the buildings. A 'Fluid Zone' has been introduced across the lower levels of the buildings to invite people into the campus and encourage movement and flow. Active frontages will connect UCL East to its surroundings.
- Vibrant public spaces. The planned 'Plaza', for example, will be a vibrant public space and the heart of UCL East, defined by the buildings around it and linked to the Promenade and planned terraces.
- Safe and secure environment. The building design seeks to ensure the safety of all those who use the buildings through lighting, visual connectivity, overlooking from active areas, and strong sightlines across the public realm.
- Student accommodation. Student accommodation in the first phase at One Pool Street is included above the lower academic levels of the building.
One Pool Street - opened autumn 2022
The building now known as One Pool Street (previously Pool Street West) features a range of uses, including student accommodation, academic, retail, community and public engagement uses.
The design of One Pool Street encourages innovative academic programming, as well as a range of events and activities. Performances, exhibitions, workshops and lectures will contribute to a lively and creative learning atmosphere. In addition to a centre for Robotics & Autonomous Systems, it houses the Urban Room, a major public and community space, but also School for Creative and Cultural Industries spaces - namely, a Slade studio and London Memory Workshop. Meanwhile, the People and Nature Lab uses the Park as a 'living lab', and the Global Disability Innovation Hub has relocated here from its previous base at Here East.
The lower levels of the building also feature a cafe and shop to cater to both the public and UCL students and staff.
Marshgate - opened autumn 2023
Our UCL East campus building called Marshgate features predominantly academic spaces, but also includes retail, community and engagement 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 'Fluid Zones' 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.
Marshgate houses spaces for the Advanced Propulsion Lab, the Manufacturing Futures Lab, Engineering at UCL East, the Institute for Materials Discovery at UCL East and The Bartlett at UCL East, as well as the Institute of Finance and Technology and the Global Business School for Health, which will cater to leading professionals' needs. The Institute of Making, a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world, will also occupy space on the ground and first floor levels. The School for Creative and Cultural Industries facilities comprise a media lab, an object-based learning laboratory, and a suite of conservation facilities.
Watch: the buildings explained by the experts
Overview of the campus
More on One Pool Street
More on Marshgate
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UCL East campus in 9 key numbers
- Our total site will be 180,000 sqm (40% the size of Bloomsbury Campus)
- Equivalent to 7 Wembley football pitches
- Two buildings with 50,000 sqm (phase 1)
- A car free site with approx 1,500 cycle spaces
- 560 sqm of green roof on One Pool Street
- 1,000 sqm of solar panels on our Marshgate building will generate clean, renewable energy
- 5,500 people engaged through over 60 public consultations, roadshows and exhibitions
- 160 seat cinema
- 500 student rooms