A £62m regeneration project has been announced for Camberwell College of Arts, the first major work on the prestigious site in a generation.
New lecture theatres and studios will be built, along with a new gallery and library. The college’s harsh 1960s exterior will also get a facelift, with “major alterations” planned for the front façade in Peckham Road.
As well as this, over 250 student rooms will be built to “further enhance the campus feel” of the University of the Arts London site.
Nigel Carrington, UAL Vice-Chancellor, said: “Camberwell College of Arts has been at the heart of the community for nearly 120 years. UAL is delighted to contribute to the arts-led regeneration of Camberwell through this major investment in our college’s facilities and the building of 264 new student rooms.”
The project has been designed by Stephen Marshall Architects (see drawing opposite).
Alumni of the college include Pink Floyd lead singer Syd Barrett, Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch and a host of award-winning artists and performers.