Docklands Campus, University of East London

Cullinan Studio, London, 1999


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  • Site Plan    
  • Academic Ground Floor Plan    
  • Academic First Floor Plan    
  • Academic Second Floor Plan    
  • Academic Third Floor Plan    
  • Residential Ground Floor Plan    
  • Elevation    
  • Section    
  • Ariel View    
  • Interior View of Student Room    

University campus for 2,400 students providing accommodation, a learning resource centre, auditorium, shops and cafes

The main academic building wraps around three sides of a pedestrian square, facing south onto the dock, with a car park to the north. The steel frame and white painted render structure is marked by four combined lift and stair towers on the dockside facade.

To maximise flexibility, a range of academic spaces are composed around an enclosed linear street with lecture theatres on the ground floor, two floors of offices on the first floor, all topped with design studios.

The 384 student rooms are gathered in brightly painted paired drums along the dockside in front of the main academic buildings.

The campus is designed with a high performance, low energy fresh air delivery system that allows the windows to be kept shut during summer, whille reducing noise from London City Airport opposite.


  • Begun: Mar 1998
  • Completed: Sep 1999
  • Floor area: 25,800m2
  • Sectors: Education, Residential
  • Total cost: £33M
  • Procurement: Develop and Construct
  • Address: University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD, United Kingdom

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