The Royal College of Art (RCA) have signed an agreement with Stanhope to open a new campus for 700 postgraduate students and staff in the heart of White City.
Located in the three-storey Garden House Building in White City Place, the Royal College of Art will open its new hub for communication, architecture and humanities in Autumn 2017.
Alongside Imperial College London’s new state-of-the-art White City Campus, the announcement of the Royal College of Art’s move will cement White City’s place as a new and exciting hub for the creative industries.
David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope, said: “It is fantastic for us to welcome the Royal College of Art to White City Place, the commercial heart of White City. Our objective is for White City Place to enable an ecosystem to develop which connects business, technology and education and inspires creative innovation in White City. The arrival of RCA alongside the BBC, Yoox Net-a-Porter and Imperial College is a major step forward in achieving this objective.”
Professor Jane Pavitt, Dean of the School of Humanities added: ‘This move will give the School, and most importantly its students and staff, a quality of space and interaction that will foster new thinking and practice in relation to arts and culture, media, design and the built environment. We look forward to shaping a vibrant and integrated creative environment in our new home.’