Completed Developments

University of the Arts London, Camberwell, SE5

Hollybrook worked jointly with the University of Arts (the largest Arts University in Europe) on this development of a new Educational Campus in Camberwell, South London.  This consists of a 256 room hall of residence and a new courtyard for outside art exhibitions space. 


In June 2015, UAL announced a major investment into the regeneration of the existing Camberwell College of Arts and adjoining land. This is the first major work on the College for a generation, and will enlarge the existing 1970s building creating a new academic extension which will house a new lecture theatre, refectory and social space, studios and library.


There will also be major alterations to the front façade of the building entrance and reception on Peckham Road, making the building fully accessible, as well as a new gallery and courtyard area. Additionally, the current site is being expanded, with brand new UAL student accommodation being built to further enhance the campus feel. The project has been designed by RIBA award-winning Stephen Marshall Architects and is being constructed by Hollybrook.


Camberwell College of Arts, one of UAL’s six world-renowned Colleges, attracts students from all over the world who go onto become some of the leading artists of their generation. Illustrious alumni of the College include painters Howard Hodgkin, Terry Frost, Maggi Hambling and Gillian Ayres; filmmaker Mike Leigh and musicians Florence Welch and Syd Barrett.

The works are planned to open to students for the autumn term 2017.  There are 264 new beds in the hall of residence which will include a selection of different sized rooms and facilities to suit a range of budgets.  The halls of residence includes a work zone and common room facilities for the students. The new academic building will house the library, a new lecture theatre, the refectory, studios and workshops. In addition, there will be studio spaces to support academic programmes which are still to be allocated. The new academic building will provide 69,500 sq. ft. of new academic space which is double the current provision.  There will be a lecture theatre with a capacity of 250 people.  The construction of both buildings is/will be achieving an excellent BREEAM rating.