Plans have been announced to launch a new, modern university campus in the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula.

CU London, which is from the Coventry University Group, is behind the plans to bring the new "contemporary" campus to the 6 Mitre Passage building.

As well as providing a home for new students, the new site is packaged as a permanent campus to support those students affected by the closure of the Greenwich School of Management last year.

Work on 'CU London (Greenwich)' will begin immediately and will hopefully open in the Autumn, featuring modern study areas, open-plan breakout spaces and a library.

Andy Ginn, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor at CU London, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the planned launch of our new campus.

“When the news of GSM’s administration emerged last year we knew we had to help those students affected, so we initially gave them the chance to continue their studies with us at a temporary campus.

“However, we have since been working to establish a permanent campus where they can continue their studies with us and where we can also welcome new students."

He added: “This new campus is designed to be a modern, contemporary learning space in a fantastic location just a three-minute walk from North Greenwich tube station. It’s close to the O2 Arena as well as a variety of cafes, shops and leisure facilities."

IDL Architecture is designing the campus, with Jonathan Richard Associates appointed to undertake the building services, and PL Developments and Envirotech Building Services undertaking the construction work.

GSM, one of the biggest private higher education providers in England, went into administration in July 2019, with its collapse leaving workers and students adrift.

A temporary campus was set up to support the students affected by the closure, but the new Greenwich Peninsula site will provide a permanent home for them and others.

It is also planned for CU London (Greenwich) to take applications from new students across four subjects.

These are Business Management and Leadership, Law and Practice, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Oil, Gas and Energy Management.

A Business Foundation programme that will provide an entry route to any of the above degree programmes for students without sufficient qualifications to go directly into a degree is also planned.

The courses at CU London (Greenwich) will offer a condensed, fixed timetable so that students can fit classes around other commitments such as work or childcare.

Students will study one module at a time across continuous six-week blocks and will have assessments throughout such as coursework rather than end of year exams.

Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor Ginn added: "Students joining the new campus will have access to Customer Services and Student Support teams that provide support throughout their studies and also a Talent Team that provides careers, work experience and employability services to help students unlock opportunities while they are studying and after graduation.

“We understand that work and family commitments can often mean that not everyone can commit to a traditional full-time degree, so our flexible learning model aims to make higher education more accessible to a wide range of people.

“We look forward to progressing our plans so that we can welcome returning and new students to Greenwich Peninsula as soon as possible.”