New Student Centre
New Student Centre
New Student Centre

New Student Centre

University College London

The New Student Centre forms part of a major transformation for University College London, setting a benchmark of excellence for all future UCL development projects.

The flagship building will provide a progressive and flexible environment for students, supporting their needs and learning in the heart of the Bloomsbury campus.

Designed to achieve exemplary sustainability targets, the building is being constructed on the last piece of undeveloped land on Gordon Street, adjacent to the Bloomsbury Theatre. The project will add to UCL’s rich heritage of distinguished architecture and its commitment to strengthening the public realm and character of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area.

Construction is expected to complete in December 2018.

An outstanding environment for student learning. UCL is delighted to be working with Nicholas Hare Architects who have an exceptional track record of designing high quality inspiring buildings.
Andrew Grainger, UCL Director of Estates


The project has highly sustainable objectives. BREEAM Outstanding has been achieved at the design stage assessment.

The sustainable occupation of the building will be supported by durable materials, good thermal mass and controlled daylight. Embedded cooling pipes within the exposed concrete frame will be connected to boreholes beneath the basement, providing free cooling as part of a low-energy low-carbon mixed-mode strategy.

The project is destined to be a flagship for sustainability at the University and the team are targeting the highest possible levels of environmental performance.
Green UCL
NHA are providing an excellent service to UCL, a team working in complete collaboration to meet our goals.
Kevin Argent, Head of Programme Delivery, UCL Estates

Our Team

Project Team

  • Client: University College London (UCL)
  • Architect: Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Client: University College London
  • Project Management: Arcadis
  • Cost Planning: AECOM
  • Structural Engineer: Curtins
  • Services Engineer: BDP
  • Landscape Architect: Colour UDL
  • Sustainability Consultant : Useful Projects
  • Acoustician: BDP
  • Fire Engineer: Arup
  • Contractor: Mace
  • Planning consultant: Deloitte
  • Health and Safety: Frankham


  • Highly Commended: BREEAM Awards