DLD College London plans new build

November 22, 2013

DLD College London has unveiled major plans to build a 19-storey high boarding college in central London right next to Waterloo Station.

Photo: An artist's impression of what the new DLD college building will look like

The steel and glass structure, which is anticipated to open in 2015, will be built overlooking the River Thames, Westminster and Big Ben, with views of The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, The Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The new build will be home to the newly-combined DLD College London, following the merger of the existing Marylebone-based DLD and Abbey College, a sister college based in Belgravia.

Rachel Borland, Principal at DLD College London, said it was “an incredibly exciting time” and that it represented “a significant step forward for DLD College London, the Alpha Plus Group and the city’s education provision”.

“We’re delighted to be able to unveil these plans and immensely proud that the new boarding college will rub shoulders with some of the most prestigious and historical buildings in London. The position in the heart of the city will be exceptional,” she said.

Award-winning architects AHMM have designed the new building which is being developed by Urbanest, a specialist student accommodation provider. With purpose-built education facilities in the basement up to the second floor, the other 15 floors of the boarding college will house 200 students in secure accommodation.

Currently DLD College London, founded in 1931, is continuing to operate from the existing sites in Marylebone and Belgravia. The college is part of the Alpha Plus Group and aims to maintain its good quality of education with small classes and effective ways of learning. 

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