Bush House Buildings
King’s is leasing the five iconic Bush House buildings, next to its historic Strand Campus. King’s will occupy Bush House, former headquarters of the BBC World Service, Strand House and King House on a phased basis from September 2016, and adjacent building Melbourne House from 2025. The initial term of the lease is 50 years.
We aim to consolidate our position as a top 25 global university by providing world class education and research facilities. Acquiring the Bush House buildings will create a wonderful and dynamic campus in the heart of London by uniting two prime central London locations, the Aldwych and our historic Strand Campus, to create state of the art education and learning facilities for our students.
This development will give King’s much greater flexibility both to expand in line with our ambitions for growth and to minimise disruption as we redevelop and upgrade our existing Strand estate. Once King’s takes full occupation of the four main buildings, the Bush House buildings will provide approximately 300,000 square feet of additional space for student study and social space, new teaching facilities and academic accommodation.