Croydon Creative Campus: Phase 1

THEME: Skills

AREA: Croydon

Creating an opportunity to live, work and learn together

Delivery Body: Croydon Council

Theme: Skills

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £803k

Match Funding Contribution: £3.6m

Project Status: Delivering

Summary of Project

For many years Croydon has sought to establish a higher education presence in Croydon to provide a higher level skills offer to complement the existing further education provision within the Borough. Coast to Capital has invested Local Growth Funding towards this exciting project which involves the establishment of a University in Croydon as an outpost of the London South Bank University. Funding will support the creation of the necessary University physical infrastructure (lecture rooms, student study space, IT facilities etc.) within the redevelopment of a grade II-listed town center building.


The enablement of a higher education provision within Croydon will allow a strong collaboration between local employers and the University to allow the offering of degree apprenticeships and higher education vocationally focused offers to students. The emphasis of the curriculum will be focussed on offering HE courses where there is a strong focus on employability and employment readiness.


The new facility will be located within the Town centre with easy access to town centre student accommodation and also accessibility to excellent public transport links.


Key Outputs

  • 100 New Jobs
  • 50 Jobs unlocked
  • 4,016 sqmt refurbished training facilities
  • 1,045 students receiving high value training
  • 241-602kg CO2 saved

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