At the centre of the proposals is a six-storey building for a dedicated home for our School of Business and Management on the Mile End Campus, as well as the wider enhancement of 357 Mile End Road and improvements to public spaces.

The new home for our School of Business and Management will offer significant benefits to Queen Mary students and staff, and to the local community. The new development will also benefit the local area, through improvements to the public spaces in and around the site.

The key features of the plans include:

A new home for the School of Business and Management - through developing a new building as part of the Queen Mary campus on Mile End Road

Enhancement of the canal walkway, improving accessibility to the canal side

Improved education and research facilities for Queen Mary students – building on the existing world-class offer

A new, more publicly-accessible, home for the University’s free citizens’ legal advice centre serving members of the public, students and staff

A new café at Lock Keeper's Cottage, open to the local community

Improving the appearance of heritage in the site and surrounding areas. This will include refurbishment of 357 Mile End Road, enhancing the setting of the lock and overall improving appearance at street level

Improvements to the landscaping of Lock Keeper’s Cottage, which will also provide living labs for students and research

A new building meeting the latest sustainability criteria and the expectations of Tower Hamlets Council, and preparing the university for the future

View from Mile End Road

View of Lock Keeper's plaza

View of the Canalside

Photomontage of the Canalside

Eastern campus entrance view

Internal view of Ground floor study space

Key changes

Since we shared our initial plans earlier this year, we have refined some details of the design notably the scale, height and massing in relation to the Lock Keeper’s cottage and 357 Mile End Road, as well as the architectural treatment of the Canalside.

Full details of these changes are detailed in the Design and Access Statement that was submitted as part of the planning application. You can view the live application and associate documents on Tower Hamlets Planning portal here by using reference PA/22/00951.

Consultation Materials

You can find more about our plans through our dedicated pdf information pack, published in February 2022.

To view the consultation materials, please click the the link below:

Information Pack


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