Royal College of Art Battersea

Battersea SW11
Mixed use development

Key Details

Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11
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Royal College of Art Battersea development in Battersea, London SW11.

The new building is built for Arts & Humanities programmes in Sculpture and Contemporary Art Practice, and Design programmes including Design Products, Fashion and Textiles, and Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering (delivered jointly with Imperial College London).

The new campus houses start-up businesses as part of the University's expanded InnovationRCA incubator programme, which sees the number of supported businesses double.

The design of the new building incorporates a double-height space in which large-scale objects can be assembled, prototyped and displayed or exhibitions presented, providing further opportunities to open up the RCA campus to the public and support an enhanced cultural programme. There is a new publicly accessible café and art materials shop. Other public realm improvements are improved routes through the site to connect the new building to the surrounding area and public space to enhance the entrance to the building.

2018 January - The Royal College of Art’s flagship new building is granted planning permission by Wandsworth Council. The building is part of the most radical transformation of the institution’s campus in its 181-year history.

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Site & Location

The low-rise 3-storey Studio Building runs along Howie Street, and the taller 8-storey Research Building is facing Parkgate .


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