Plans unveiled for St. George’s Quarter Campus Redevelopment, London South Bank University

Plans have been announced for a re-developed St. George’s Quarter at London South Bank University by WilkinsonEyre. They include an accessible new learning centre, a galleried performing arts theatre and a creative design hub.

The purpose of the re-development is to:

  • Preserve and refurbish the façade of the listed Victorian chapel on Borough Road and transform it into a performing arts centre which will become a creative space, for use by LSBU students and the local community;
  • Provide attractive and comfortable facilities for students, including two new lecture theatres, a range of study spaces and a new student support centre;
  • Create new teaching spaces supported by a large exhibition space to showcase student work and accommodate other outreach activities;
  • Construct three new landscaped publically accessible spaces, helping to significantly increase the amount and quality of public space within the campus and provide space for ‘pop up’ events;
  • Create a Library and Learning Resources Centre including a fully automated  book storage and retrieval system, enabling students to order their books online and then have them drawn off the shelves by a specially designed robot ‘librarian’

Stafford Critchlow, Director said: “This new facility will become the beating heart of the LSBU campus, providing a much-needed focus for students around a covered concourse and three new landscaped squares. Library study areas, student services and creative design studios will be offset by a theatre space inside the listed chapel at one end of the concourse and a fully glazed book stack with an automated book retrieval system, all on view.”

A public exhibition will run from this September, allowing students, staff and local residents, to view the plans and provide feedback to LSBU in advance of a planning application being submitted to Southwark Council. The plans will be available to view at the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, 6 St George’s Circus, SE1 6FE from 10am-6pm, Monday 4 September to Friday 22 September 2017 (excluding weekends).