Plans for a brand new, state-of-the art college campus in Greenwich, along with a number of a new and affordable homes in the area, have been submitted.

London South East Colleges called it an "exciting new chapter in the College's history," as they want to completely redevelop its campus in Plumstead.

The proposals, submitted to Greenwich Council, would see a new state-of-the-art, sustainable facility build on the existing site.

"This will enable the College to provide a modern, flexible and inspiring teaching and learning environment. It will improve the breadth and depth of its curriculum offer, generating new skills development, training and employment opportunities for local people."

And notably, the plans would also see the delivery of 294 high-quality new homes, half of which would be affordable housing, and includes 63 three-bed family homes.

Dr Sam Parrett OBE, Group Principal and Chief Executive of London & South East Education Group said they were "delighted" to have submitted the plans.

"This work will enable us to create training facilities which are fit for the future, helping the local economy and community by providing skills and opportunities for generations to come.

“London South East Colleges is proud of the history it has in Greenwich. We know that education has a profoundly positive impact on people’s lives, supporting social mobility and economic growth.

“As our communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to ensure people have access to high quality and relevant training pathways to enable them to realise their potential.

"We look forward to progressing our work with L&Q and being part of such positive change in Greenwich.”

The Greenwich campus currently offers 'around 300 career-focused courses' for young people and adults 'of all interests and abilities', including apprenticeships, traineeships, vocational and degree-level courses.

Plans for a new campus at London South East Colleges in Greenwich

Plans for a new campus at London South East Colleges in Greenwich

London South East Colleges says it partnered with charitable housing association L&Q to submit the plans.

Vicky Savage, London Managing Director at L&Q said: “We’re so excited to have submitted our plans for the redevelopment of the Greenwich Campus on Plumstead Road.

“London South East Colleges and L&Q both share deep roots in Greenwich, and a core value to work with local communities - whether by improving educational outcomes, or by building great homes and neighbourhoods where people can afford to live.

"We’ve worked closely with the Royal Borough’s planning officers on these proposals and hope that members will support us at committee.”

The pair expect to learn the outcome of the planning application later this year, and plan to open the new campus by September 2025.