College of Arts Building, Camberwell Campus, London Project, Design, Property, Images
Camberwell College of Arts Building in London
Redevelopment Architecture Project in south London, England, UK – design by Stephen Marshall Architects
27 Feb 2018
Camberwell College of Arts Building
Design: Stephen Marshall Architects
Location: 45-65 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UF, England
University of the Arts’ major investment in Camberwell College of Arts unveiled
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL will be officially unveiled on Monday, 5 March following a £69million refurbishment. The redevelopment is part of a wider UAL regeneration investment of £440 million in London – including Chelsea College of Arts’ move to Pimlico (2005), Central St Martins’ move to King’s Cross (2011), and the proposed new London College of Communication site at Elephant and Castle.
The new redevelopment has refurbished much of the 1970s building and created a new 60,000- square feet extension. Together they house an enhanced library, a large lecture theatre and creative studios offering first-class facilities for students and staff spanning ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture, among others. The existing site has been further expanded to offer 264-rooms for student accommodation in a dedicated new building, making it the only art/design London-based college with an on-site campus. The development has been designed by RIBA awardwinning Stephen Marshall Architects.
Camberwell College of Arts, UAL has also increased its public offer at the College, with a new 1300square feet gallery space located at the main entrance, on Peckham Road. The upcoming exhibition Faisal Abdu’Allah: Facets of a Community will show tapestries by the acclaimed British artist, whose work has been shown at Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery and Chisenhale Gallery among others. The exhibition will feature tapestries produced in collaboration with local people in and around Camberwell College of Arts, and reflect the College’s close relationship with its locale and the wider London community.
The College takes pride in its history of nurturing successful artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and sculptors from across the world. Notable alumni include painters Howard Hodgkin, Gillian Carnegie, Terry Frost, Maggi Hambling and Gillian Ayres; filmmaker Mike Leigh and musicians Florence Welch and Syd Barrett, as well as the Director of Collection, International Art, at Tate, Gregor Muir.
The new redeveloped site of Camberwell College of Arts forms part of the UAL’s 20-year programme of urban renewal, and its ambition to transform the student experience through investment in its grounds. UAL are determined to hold their position within the Top 10 Universities in the World for arts and design education and are committed to continuing to nurture artistic practice and the generations of artists to come.
Nigel Carrington, UAL Vice-Chancellor, says “UAL is proud to invest in Peckham and Camberwell through the major redevelopment of our college. We want to play our part in the area’s growing reputation as a destination for the creative industries, built on its rich heritage in the arts and creative education.” David Crow, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon, comments: “The redevelopment has also allowed us to celebrate the original buildings, reinterpreting existing spaces to make them bigger and better than their former selves. The open spaces of both old and new give us flexibility and will enhance the student experience.” Amanda Jenkins, Associate Dean of Camberwell College of Arts, UAL said: “The College is in an area that is becoming increasingly known for its creativity, home to many galleries including its neighbour the South London Gallery, and surrounded by a large number of wider redevelopments in Peckham and Camberwell. Camberwell College of Arts, UAL is positioned at the heart of the arts offer for both students and the public; it’s an opportunity to consolidate its place in a genuine London community, with a real heritage of creativity.”
Camberwell College of Arts Building, London – Building Information
Designed by RIBA award-winning Stephen Marshall Architects
The new redevelopment has enlarged the iconic 1970s building and created a new 60,000-square feet extension
The new 1300-square feet public gallery space is located at the main entrance, which enhances the public access to the building
New and unique is the student accommodation with 264-rooms in a new dedicated building, making it the only London-based college with an on-site campus
The new lecture theatre can now accommodate 235 persons, which is 3 times the capacity of the previous lecture theatre
Front façade windows (Peckham Road) have all been replaced with double-glazed units improving energy efficiency and noise
The entire site benefits from a single Energy Centre that utilises combined heat and power technology
The existing 1970s building has an improved front entrance (Peckham Road) with disabled access
Photography: Kristy Noble for Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
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