AF Tour: Marshgate

AF Tour: Marshgate


Join us on Saturday 15th June for a tour of Stanton Williams recently completed, Marshgate.

Marshgate is a 35,000sqm academic building at the heart of UCLEast–the largest single expansion of University College London since its foundation nearly 200 years ago.

Marshgate’s vision is based on the recognition that the answers to the global challenges facing our planet today lie less within traditional disciplines than in the interaction between them. Therefore, to enable new interdisciplinary ways of working, the design focussed on highly flexible spaces that encourage collaboration between teaching and research, academia and the public.

No existing faculty is based at Marshgate. Instead, the building hosts new cross-disciplinary courses, ranging from robotics, green technologies, fair finance and global health; for example, bringing together artists, engineers and computer scientists working on courses that combine technology and art.

Its eight floors are grouped into 'neighbourhoods', each with its own double-height space for informal meetings/exhibitions. The lower levels include a network of publicly accessible spaces with a café, art displays and activities designed to draw the public into the building. Student, academic and research spaces are located on the central floors, with highly specialised laboratories on the upper levels. A central daylit atrium connects all activities vertically, and highly-visible circulation routes create further opportunities for chance encounters and interaction.

Tickets for this tour are FREE. If you book a ticket and can no longer attend, please email so your ticket can be reallocated. 


11:00, Saturday 15th June


12:30, Saturday 15th June


Marshgate Main Reception

UCL East 


7, Sidings St

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

E20 2AE


This tour will involve short periods of walking and standing, as the group moves through the project. If you have an questions regarding the accessibility of this tour, please email