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University of East London


Location Client Cost Completion
London University of East London £18m 2006

Project details

A stunning waterfront building fostering  student centred learning.

The new Business School, learning resource centre and knowledge dock, incorporating the school of computing & technology, is part of BDP’s wider Docklands Campus masterplan.

The architectural theme for both buildings is for student-centred learning within ‘information warehouses’ along the waterside.

The oversailing roof form is shaped to protect users from strong prevailing winds and to mediate the noise and pollution from the nearby City Airport.

The magnificent new Business School and Knowledge Dock Centre now provides students, researchers and entrepreneurs with a modern and inspiring environment.

University of East London Review


  • foster student-centred learning in a more flexible, less formal context
  • help play a major role in leading and supporting the emerging economy of the Thames Gateway


  • a stunning new waterfront building which  houses the Business School, state-of-the-art Library and learning services, a complex of new IT labs with 600 workstations and a new 400-seat lecture theatre
  • new Knowledge Dock Centre, bringing together and expanding all business-facing activities, ranging from incubator and start-up space through to the new Jack Petchey Centre for Entrepreneurship

Integrated services

architecture, masterplanning, interior design, graphic design, environmental engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, lighting, acoustics