UCL Estates' vision for Wild Bloomsbury

University College London's New Student Centre in Bloomsbury (Richard Hare Architects)

Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability for University College London Estates, will join our 'Healthy Cities' forum on 30 January, to discuss how the institution is planning an overhaul of the outside spaces across both Bloomsbury and UCL East, putting the physical and mental health of its community centre stage.

The main London campus, Richard says, suffers from pollution, traffic impact and an outdated approach to using historic garden squares. He will be speaking at our event discussing how UCL intends to integrate its scientific research expertise into the design of its public and outside spaces, creating a 'wilder Bloomsbury'.

UCL, the first university institution to be established in London, owns more than 230 buildings making up 6.6 million square feet across the UK. This includes the main campus in Bloomsbury, central London, as well the teaching hospitals, and a new satellite campus in East London in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The campus has been used for a number of film and TV productions including Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000), The Dark Knight (2008) and Inception (2010).