Thursday 30 July 2015 – Media Release

UCL to Base School of Management Postgraduate Programme at Canary Wharf

Postgraduate programmes will be taught in new premises on Level 38, One Canada Square

Milestone agreement connects UCL students with Canary Wharf’s business and technology networks

Canary Wharf Group is delighted to announce that world-leading university UCL will base its new School of Management postgraduate programme at Level 38, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. This represents an exciting addition to the wide range of businesses and organisations already at the estate.

UCL today unveiled its School of Management, replacing the existing Department of Management Science and Innovation. The School will significantly expand UCL’s research and teaching in business and management, with a focus on innovation, technology management, analytics and entrepreneurship. It will occupy the whole of Level 38, over 28,000 sq ft.

One Canada Square will provide an ideal environment to support UCL students and staff, delivering best-in-class facilities, networks and recreation as part of an enriched learning experience. UCL students will benefit from proximity to Europe’s biggest fintech accelerator “Level39” which offers its start-up members a strong growth environment, access to large technology corporates, banks and financial services and a carefully curated curriculum and mentor programme.

Level39, a Canary Wharf Group initiative across three floors of One Canada Square, also hosts an extensive events programme which attracts up to 50,000 visitors a year to the space, giving students unrivalled access to entrepreneurs, innovation and thought leadership across the technology sector.

Canary Wharf offers over 300 shops, bars and restaurants and some of the most resilient infrastructure in London. Crossrail’s arrival – an addition to the Jubilee and DLR lines – will double capacity to Canary Wharf and cut journey times into central London and further afield. It will take just 39 minutes to get to Heathrow airport, while the West End will be 11 minutes away.

The UCL School of Management postgraduate premises will open for teaching from September 2016. Undergraduate programmes will be based on the UCL Bloomsbury campus but all students will be able to take advantage of the benefits offered at Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf Group’s Chairman and CEO, Sir George Iacobescu said: “We are delighted to be welcoming University College London, one of the world’s top-ranked universities, to Canary Wharf. The agreement between Canary Wharf Group and UCL will enable the brightest postgraduates to benefit from proximity to world-class financial and professional services institutions. These students will be able to experience the unique fusion between business and technology we enjoy here, through access to networks of business people as well as the technology corporates, entrepreneurs and innovators in the 180 start-ups residing in Level39. Spanning three floors, or 80,000 sq ft, “Level39” is Europe’s biggest technology accelerator.”

Professor Anthony Finkelstein, Dean of UCL Engineering, said: “The new UCL School of Management will strengthen relationships between students, businesses and research by providing a fertile environment for sharing knowledge and implementing new ideas. Being based at Canary Wharf and Bloomsbury, students will benefit from all the resources available on campus, but also have access to firms, internships and the opportunity to develop personal relationships with globally important companies in the heart of corporate London.”


For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group Press Office
020 7418 2000

Notes to editors

Canary Wharf Group plc is an iconic London real estate business which has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe. We design, build and manage a unique portfolio of properties to serve local and international companies, renowned retailers and some of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups. Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.