King’s Cross is home to one of the biggest and most exciting redevelopment projects in London. The 67-acre site is being transformed into a new vibrant part of the city with the likes of Google HQ, UAL Central St Martins Campus, and many new homes, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants and schools, moving into the area.
The location has excellent transport links, throughout London via buses and tubes (including the 24-hour night tube on the Victoria Line). You can even go directly into central Paris, using the Eurostar at St Pancras train station, which is only a short walk away from the campus.
Our campus at Vernon Square will also ensure we remain by London’s Museum Mile. This central location will offer students easy access to a wealth of museums, galleries and libraries, including the British Library, the British Museum and The National Gallery.
There is a strong sense of community in King’s Cross, brought together by the canalside setting, an exciting cultural scene, and a thriving business community. It is modern, it is innovative, and we think it is a great location for our students and academics to study and thrive during our temporary move from Somerset House.
Courtauld Connects is a major, multi-million-pound transformation project – the biggest development programme since The Courtauld moved to Somerset House. This visionary project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable The Courtauld significantly to improve teaching and research facilities, enhance the Gallery and widen and extend our reach locally, nationally and internationally.
A key part of the project will be a major redevelopment of The Courtauld’s magnificent buildings in the North Block of Somerset House. We are working with Stirling Prize-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann carefully to restore our important Grade One listed building as well as transform access to and experience of The Courtauld for our students and the public.
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