The Royal College of Art is a two-site campus, with a base on Kensington Gore that has been home to the College since 1962 and a new campus on Howie Street, Battersea that has been in development since 2007.

Student numbers at the RCA have grown by almost 50 per cent over the last four years, and anticipating this growth the College created a masterplan for a new campus to relieve the pressure on space in Kensington.

The Sackler Building for Painting opened in 2009, providing purpose-built studio accommodation for all MA painters. This was followed by the opening of the Dyson Building in 2012, housing the programmes of Printmaking and Photography as well as a 220-seat lecture theatre, an exhibition space and InnovationRCA, the College’s knowledge commercialisation centre.

In spring 2013, construction began on the Woo Building, named in honour of Sir Po-Shing and Lady Helen Woo, which will provide state-of-the-art project spaces for students in the programmes of Ceramics & Glass and Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery once it is complete in 2015.

The entire project will cost a total of £38 million. We have so far raised more than 80 per cent of this target and as the campaign enters its final stages, we're asking for support from those who want to invest in our creative vision for the future. Updating our estate is essential to continue to provide the space and facilities that will attract the very best graduate artists and designers to study at the Royal College of Art. We would be delighted to discuss how your gift can be allocated to a particular programme or used to name a space.

Sackler Building
Sackler Building
Photographer: Richard Haughton


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Royal College of Art
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