We are excited to announce the £3.5 million expansion of our London campus at Here East adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.
Since we opened our campus in September 2019, we have been working hard to build upon our initial successes and have been working to achieve an ambitious set of plans for our next stage developments. A core component of our plans are to increase the opportunities for our current and future students by providing access to next level resources and learning spaces.
Works are due to start in early June and we aim to complete our expansion in time for the commencement of the 2021/22 academic year.
New campus facilities
We are dedicated to creating the next generation of learning, teaching and working spaces for our staff, students and visiting stakeholders. We wanted to build upon our existing award-winning estate with a focus on providing an atmosphere of collaboration and interactivity for all who study, work and visit. To this extent we are creating unique spaces for work and social activity to enhance the experience for all.
At a glance...
- 240 new PC and Mac workstations
- Laptop Safe for 30 machines
- 6 new bookable collaboration suites
- 3 private pods
- Cyber and Networking Lab
- 20 Person presentation suite
- Faith Room
- 70 person capacity Games Café
- Virtual Production Suite
The Production Warehouse
Our current space, built around our ‘Create the Uncreated’ theme, is being enhanced with a new set of digital and technical resources that will allow enhanced learning opportunities for students. The largest investment includes a new Virtual Production suite incorporating AR and VR tracking equipment as well as Motion Capture and a virtual broadcast platform. Alongside this development will be a fully integrated post-production suite so that students studying Concept Art for Games & Film, Computer Games Design and Esports will be able to harness industry-leading technology to enrich their learning.
The Data Junction
This is one of our new units and is designed to accelerate our commitment to digitally focused academic areas. Housing our Computer Science and Cyber Security programs, alongside our new suite of courses in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science & Informatics, and Financial Technologies, this mega-laboratory truly ‘plugged in’. In addition to advanced wireless casting and presenting facilities, new teaching and learning technology will allow for synchronous delivery of different classes and activities and encourage working across subject areas so that students benefit from peer-to-peer working as reflected in industry. There will also be a dedicated cyber and networking laboratory as well as additional meeting spaces and a self-serve coffee bar.
The Digital Loft
This new unit is the same in size and scope as our existing campus and is being created with a hybrid digital and natural world aesthetic. ‘Reload’ is the showpiece retro-gaming café with innovative touch-screen tables to order your food and drink as well as get live updates on activities and events as well as being able to play games whilst socialising. New teaching and collaboration zones for all subject areas, a dedicated presentation space, a downtime and reflection quiet area known as ‘Recharge’ and a dedicated faith room round of the facilities. This area of campus will also house the academic staff and student support teams as well as a number of bookable meeting spaces for all. Fully integrated virtual conferencing is embedded throughout and there will be private pods for all to use for their work or online meetings.
Our number one priority is to create an exciting and vibrant campus where students and staff come together to ‘Create the Uncreated’.