In 2008 the RCA embarked on an ambitious plan, pledging to spend over £38.8 million to create a new site in Battersea, London. The College’s desire to provide the best student experience and state-of-the-art facilities has driven this landmark project.

The 8,000sqm Battersea site has created state-of-the-art workshops, student studios, a lecture theatre, gallery and an incubator for start-ups emerging from student projects. 

The first two phases of this project have seen the creation of two new buildings. The Sackler Building opened in 2009, providing purpose-built studios for Fine Art. Following this, the Dyson Building opened in 2012 to house Print, Photography, a 220-seat lecture theatre, an exhibition space and InnovationRCA, the College’s entrepreneur hub. 

In 2015 the Woo Building opened, marking the final phase of the project. It houses modern project spaces and some of the best facilities in the world for Ceramics & Glass and Jewellery & Metal. 

The ambition of the RCA means we are always seeking to improve the facilities for our students, academic staff, technicians and visitors. To this end we will be embarking on another expansion of buildings, work spaces and communal space on the Battersea site and will update this page with more details as they are available, as well as how you can help.


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Development & Alumni Relations Office
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
United Kingdom

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