• Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Education

UAL Wimbledon, Merton


The Wimbledon College of Arts is an internationally-recognised education provider, however, their facilities were not reflecting their status or technical requirements. We have adapted and refurbished their existing campus, located in the Merton Hall Road Conservation Area, to create an integrated performance environment. New performance and rehearsal studios have been created, followed by significant refurbishment to the theatre and library. Existing design and teaching facilities have been improved through the addition of specialist equipment.

No major demolition took place, instead, external works enhance the general appearance and tie both buildings together. New landscape offers well-utilised open space and connects the theatre annex with the main building and the new studios. Flexible, multi-functional ‘pockets’ of outdoor space bring students and staff closer to nature. This programme of works fundamentally improved the student experience as well as presented an opportunity to create a more sustainable campus.

Project Details:

Adapting and refurbishing an existing campus to support world-class performance courses.

Client: University of the Arts London

Construction Value: £10m

Completion: 2022

Location: Merton


  • Education Estates, Pupil/Student Experience: Shortlisted

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