LSBU Croydon campus plan gathers momentum

LSBU Croydon campus plan gathers momentum

LSBU plans to open a new campus in Croydon has gained further momentum as it has filed a planning application for a premises in the town centre.

Develop Croydon noted that a planning application has been submitted to turn Electric House on Wellesley Road in Croydon into a new London South Bank University (LSBU) campus.

LSBU intends to set up a centre of higher education in Croydon, with plans to offer several courses including degrees in nursing, accounting, and business management, to students at its Croydon campus.

The move follows a partnership agreed last year between the university and the council as the first step towards a new Croydon Creative Campus, which will offer a mix of business, culture and learning to boost the borough’s regeneration and career prospects for Croydon’s 93,000 under-18s.

It believes this will dramatically increase opportunities for teaching and learning for residents of all ages, especially the under-18 age group. 

The university has a business incubation facility that hosts 90 businesses and it also runs an employer-supported learning framework.

LSBU campus a partnership with Croydon Council

The campus is a part of a partnership between London South Bank University and the Croydon Council.

The partnership believes this will help in the regeneration of Croydon and help it become a hub for culture, business, and learning.

It is also the first step to Croydon Council’s aim to develop Croydon as a higher education global centre. 

Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University Professor, had said:  “LSBU is excited about the opportunity to work in partnership with Croydon Council to provide the high quality higher education the people and employers of the area deserve.

“We believe that a new Croydon university centre offer would make a vibrant and vital contribution to local learners and employers, and provide an exciting model for education in the UK.”

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Zahra Hamdani - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Zahra Hamdani is an Ireland-based reporter for Global Education Times who focuses on European and South Asian education news. When she is not writing for GET News, Zahra is a school-teacher and educationist with experience in both Primary and Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Pakistan.

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