Plans submitted for new college campus in Greenwich
London South East Colleges has partnered with L&Q, a charitable housing association, and submitted plans to redevelop its campus in Greenwich. The proposals will create a new state-of-the-art education facility, alongside a significant number of new and affordable homes.
The proposals mark an exciting new chapter in the College’s history. The campus currently offers around 300 career-focused courses for young people and adults. Pathways include apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational as well as degree-level courses, professional qualifications and adult and community learning.
The plans for the site, submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, include the development of a cutting edge, sustainable building on the existing site. This will enable the college to provide a modern, flexible and inspiring teaching and learning environment. It will improve the breadth and depth of its curriculum offer, generating new skills development, training and employment opportunities for local people.
The plans will also see the delivery of 294 high quality new homes, half of which will be affordable housing (with a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent). Importantly, the scheme will provide 63 three-bed homes, providing much needed family sized housing.
Dr Sam Parrett OBE, Group Principal and Chief Executive of London & South East Education Group says: “We are delighted to have submitted plans to redevelop our Greenwich Campus. This work will enable us to create training facilities which are fit for the future, helping the local economy and community by providing skills and opportunities for generations to come.
“London South East Colleges is proud of the history it has in Greenwich. We know that education has a profoundly positive impact on people’s lives, supporting social mobility and economic growth.
“As our communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to ensure people have access to high quality and relevant training pathways to enable them to realise their potential.
We look forward to progressing our work with L&Q and being part of such positive change in Greenwich.”
Vicky Savage, London Managing Director at L&Q said: “We’re so excited to have submitted our plans for the redevelopment of the Greenwich Campus on Plumstead Road.
“London South East Colleges and L&Q both share deep roots in Greenwich, and a core value to work with local communities – whether by improving educational outcomes, or by building great homes and neighbourhoods where people can afford to live. We’ve worked closely with the Royal Borough’s planning officers on these proposals and hope that members will support us at committee.”
London South East Colleges and L&Q expect to learn the outcome of the planning application later this year, and plan to open the new campus by September 2025.