Ahead of £100m campus move The Royal College of Art 9,545 sq ft Battersea letting

The RCA has taken space from Publicis Media at The Glassmill, Battersea as the art college continues its expansion drive.

The Royal College of Art, the leading art and design university, occupies a 40,000 sq ft campus at Garden House in Stanhope plc White City Place and has been leasing shorter term space as it prepares to move some students and staff to a £100m Herzog & De Meuron designed building it is constructing in Battersea.

At The Glassmill building it is taking the ground floor and part of the second and third floors on a lease until April 2021.

The 182-year-old institution counts Tracey Emin , Alan Rickman and Thomas Heatherwick among its alumni.

Publicis recently moved into 212,000 sq ft at 2 Telecom Centre, White City, also developed by Stanhope Mitsui and AimCo.

The recent expansion of Royal College of Art sites includes:

2009 Sackler Building

2012 Dyson Building

2015 Woo Building

2017 White City Campus

The Royal College was founded in 1837 as the ‘Government School of Design’ in Somerset House. In the late 1800’s, the name changed to Royal College of Art, receiving a Royal Charter in 1967. Around this time the college moved into the purpose built Darwin Building on Kensington Gore, Kensington. Frost Meadowcroft & Monmouth Dean advised Publicis; CBRE advised the Royal College of Art.