Vernon Square: A Glimpse into our New Campus
Autumn 2018 marked a new phase of the most ambitious transformation project undertaken by The Courtauld since we moved to our home in historic Somerset House in 1989. After years of intensive and creative collaboration, planning and consultation, the preparatory building works for Phase 1 of the Courtauld Connects project began at Somerset House in early October 2018 with hard construction works due to begin in spring 2019. The New Year will also see the thrilling transformation of another London building as we open the doors to our Vernon Square campus in the vibrant King’s Cross area in January 2019.
The visionary Courtauld Connects project will, upon completion of its two phases, transform and integrate our Gallery and Institute, fundamentally changing the way students, visitors and staff experience our world class institution. Our Vernon Square campus, which will house teaching and learning during the building works, creates a tremendously exciting opportunity to test new ideas and experiment with design and different methods of teaching and learning in new spaces. Most importantly, the Vernon Square campus will protect the student experience from any disruption by construction and provide some benefits that our current home at Somerset House does not have at present.