Canada Water - The Mulberry Site
King’s College London has an ambitious strategy to grow and is also committed to provide more and better quality student residential accommodation to meet both current and future demand.
King's is now developing the former Mulberry Business Park site at Canada Water to create 770 new student rooms, office space, affordable housing, retail units, a health care centre and landscaped public space. You can see the information boards from the public consultation held in March 2013 here.
Canada Water is situated in a convenient location within zone two, ten minutes by tube to central London and only two tube stops from the Guy’s Campus, four tube stops from Waterloo Campus, four stops from Denmark Hill Campus by train and eleven minutes by train from Honor Oak Park Sportsground.
Enabling works and piling commenced June 2014
Construction works is expected to commence in Autumn 2014
Completion is anticipated for the 2016/17 academic year.
Cementation Skanska has been appointed to undertake the enabling and foundation works. See their community update newsletter:
Inevitably, all building work generates a degree of disruption for those who live and work nearby and we apologise for this. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum. See the Cementation Skanska newsletter updates for information about the work and you can contact them on 07876 871 846 about site disruption or other local queries.
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Long term plans for a mixed-use facility
In addition to the student accommodation and office space at the Mulberry site, the long term plan for Canada Water is for a mixed-use facility that will provide new, high quality teaching and learning facilities and indoor sports facilities. In order to drive academic value, the College would use these facilities flexibly for multiple purposes over the course of the academic calendar.
The space would also enable the College further to embrace world leading collaborations such as The Francis Crick Institute and the London Life Sciences initiative, which will require additional capacity near central London, and to extend public-private partnerships such as Imanova, the new state-of-the-art imaging centre formed collaboratively by King’s, UCL, Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council.
Links to Southwark community
King's has an active role in widening participation in higher education in Southwark, firstly through the AimHigher partnership and more recently through its own programme, K+. Through a range of workshops, taster lectures and cultural events, the programme raises the aspirations of Year 12 and 13 pupils and provides targeted support for pupils with the ability to succeed at King’s. King's has also formed a strategic partnership with the Harris Federation of Academies and works with IntoUniversity to raise awareness of university at primary schools.
The King's College London Students’ Union and its various societies provide a range of services across Southwark schools and youth groups.
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