University of East London Water Lane London E15 4LZ

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University of East London Water Lane London E15 4LZ

University of East London Water Lane London E15 4LZ

Located in: University of East London, Docklands Campus
Address: Stratford Campus, Water Ln, London E15 4LZ
Phone: 020 8223 3000
Cost: 45,000 GBP
Owner: University of East London
Architectural style: Renaissance Revival architecture
Construction started: 29 October 1898
Designation: Listed building

Docklands Campus

The Docklands Campus, opened in 1999, is the largest of the three campuses, It is in the redeveloped Docklands area of east London, at the Royal Albert Dock, closed to commercial shipping since the 1980s and now largely used as a water sports centre and rowing course, for example for the London Regatta Centre.

London City Airport is across the dock from the campus. The Cyprus station of the Docklands Light Railway is adjacent to the campus, and offers links to Canary Wharf and central London.

The campus was shortlisted for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Building of the Year in 2001.

New student accommodation opened in 2008 and the campus now has 1,200 student rooms, together with shops, cafés and a restaurant, launderettes and an open-air fitness suite. SportsDock, a £21 million sports and academic centre, opened in March 2012. SportsDock served as the High-Performance Training Centre for Team USA during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The campus library is housed in the Royal Docks Business School building.

In the near future, when Royal Wharf is completed, there will be more housing options provided to students as well as working professionals. It is expecting to have 3385 new homes housing over 10,000. This will be a mixed use development comprising shops, restaurants and even office complexes.