The LLDC unanimously approved the detailed plans for UCL East by Stanton Williams, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and VOGT in a unanimous resolution on 26 March. The project is part of the overall «Transforming University College London» project.
The UCL East will be part of East Bank, a new centre for culture, education and innovation that includes some of London's largest cultural and creative institutions. With around 180'000 square meters, UCLE will expand the central location of the existing UCL by around 40%. Construction of phase 1 will begin in summer 2019 and will cover almost one third of the total area.
The public realm design has been led by VOGT Landscape. It focuses on creating a distinctive environment which expresses UCL East’s identity but is also rooted in the geology, history and culture of this unique part of east London.