UCL East


"Money in the East Bank"- Article in 'The Metro'

4 February 2020

UCL, on the East Bank site, close to the London stadium, is creating a new campus, UCL East.

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FOR centuries, what is now Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London was a hive of factories and warehouses, with a rail depot connecting it to the docks. By the time the London Olympic team won its bid for 2012, however, the area had fallen into what looked like irreversible decline — its industry long gone and the site little more than a marshy decaying wasteland. At one point, it contained Europe’s tallest ‘fridge mountain.

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