The Borough Polytechnic Institute is launched to improve the mental and bodily health and social happiness of the people in one of the poorest parts of south London
The institute supports the war efforts in by manufacturing parts and supplies for the army
Despite 13000 square feet of the campus being destroyed during the blitz the polytechnic runs classes for servicemen and women to produce jigs and machine components for the war effort including the ‘mend and make do’ classes.
The Polytechnic merges with local colleges which sparks the development of new courses in architecture, chemical engineering and business studies.
The Polytechnic celebrates its centenary and is awarded University status becoming South Bank University
Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation opens and becomes the home for Research, Enterprise and Innovation, sharing the space with over 60 local startups.
LSBU opens The Passmore Centre, a new hub for professional and technical education, to provide local people and employers with access to high quality apprenticeships
LSBU Croydon campus launches, opening its doors to students and businesses in South London
6 St.George's Circus,
London, SE1 6FE
Croydon, CR0 1LB