COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Chelsea, London

Occupying the site of the former Royal Army Medical College on Millbank, this project creates a new unified campus for Chelsea College of Art and Design adjacent to Tate Britain.

The colonisation of the existing buildings exploits their intrinsic robustness to accommodate looms, easels and printmaking tables in a series of linked rooms. The new buildings extend these and also reorganise circulation routes, repairing the site’s relationship with its context. A new pavilion building with translucent walls provides day-lit painting studios in a previously under-used courtyard, part of a series of new public spaces which allow this group of buildings to thrive as a coherent college community.

Team

Client
University of the Arts
London
Structural and services engineer
Arup
Quantity surveyor
Turner and Townsend
Contractor
HBG Construction
Project manager
Bovis Lend Lease Consulting
Acoustic consultant
Sandy Brown Associates

Photography
Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Data

Completion date
2005
Area
204,450 sq ft
Location
Millbank
London SW1

Green Apple Award for the
Built Environment and Architectural Heritage
2007