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Architects announced for two sites at Stratford UCL East campus

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:14 09 August 2016

CGI image of Pool Street at UCL East campus. Image: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

CGI image of Pool Street at UCL East campus. Image: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

University College London (UCL) has announced two architects for two sites on its £270 million UCL East campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

CGI image of Pool Street at UCL East campus. Image: Lifschutz Davidson SandilandsCGI image of Pool Street at UCL East campus. Image: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

A Stanton Williams-led team has won the design contract for Marshgate, a 33,500m2 academic facility, located south of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands will lead the design team for Pool Street, a 16,500m2 mixed-use facility comprising university residential and academic space, located south of the London Aquatics Centre.

Martin Summersgill, head of development for UCL East, said: “We are delighted to award these design contracts marking a key milestone in realising the UCL East campus.

“We look forward to working with both teams to design this first phase which is envisaged as a new approach to developing a university campus for the 21st century, embedded in the local community and business.”

Initial study for internal street at Marshgate. Image: Stanton WilliamsInitial study for internal street at Marshgate. Image: Stanton Williams

UCL East is expected to accommodate approximately 3,000 students and 625 staff, including academics and researchers.

The prestigious university is one of several big names to form the new Cultural and Education District that will be built in Stratford over the next few years, led by London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

They include a 550-seat Sadler’s Wells theatre and a branch of the Victoria and Albert museum.

Gavin Henderson, director of Stanton Williams, said: “This is a unique opportunity to create a distinctive place: a new kind of university quarter that captures the excitement and vitality that draws people to live, work and study in contemporary London.

Alex Lifschutz, director of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, said: “This is a fascinating project for a building that combines many uses – residential as well as academic.

“We very much wish it also to become a place that local people visit and enjoy, to make contact with UCL and to engage in many inspiring conversations.

A planning application for UCL East and Stratford Waterfront is expected to be submitted at the end of 2016.


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