The Royal College of Art is planning to open a new art complex in Battersea.
The new development scheme will deliver studios, workshops and business units to cover the needs of 1,500 postgraduate students.
The Battersea Campus will comprise of a long
The two brick-clad buildings will sit alongside the RCA’s existing Dyson Building and Clore Innovation Centre, and the Sackler fine arts facilities in Battersea.
Richard Benson, the RCA’s chief operating officer said:
“This new flagship building heralds an exciting phase in our 180-year history and will enable us to continue to attract the brightest talent to Battersea.”
The plans were initially lodged with Wandsworth council in October and have modified by designers Herzog and de Meuron to respond to the needs of the community.
Herzog & de Meuron senior partner
The residents want to have increased access on the RCA campus that is set to become a buzzing hub of culture and innovation hosting tons of students and researchers.
A large double height covered street space for exhibitions open to the public, a well-placed path through the complex and a new cafe will encourage the community to visit the RCA.
"We are delighted by the support we have received from both local and central government in helping us
The two-year project will begin this summer and its design will allow the RCA to grow InnovationRCA, their
The RCA Battersea Campus is part of a broader effort to increase the College’s presence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics postgraduate programs.