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Will King’s College sell Waterloo to pay for Canada Water campus?

King's College London has refused to comment on press reports that it intends to sell part of its Waterloo campus in order to fund its proposed new development at Canada Water.

Will King’s College sell Waterloo to pay for Canada Water campus?
KCL's Waterloo campus

Last week Southwark Council's cabinet agreed to work with King's College London and British Land to draw up plans for a new university campus on the site of the former Daily Mail print works at Harmsworth Quays, Canada Water.

Well-connected property industry commentator Peter Bill wrote in the Evening Standard that "part of the Waterloo campus with potential for conversion into an office or residential tower will be sold" to help fund the new Canada Water development.

The Waterloo campus includes the James Clerk Maxwell Building opposite the BFI IMAX, the Franklin-Wilkins Building and the Stamford Street residences.

The London SE1 website approached KCL with a series of questions about the future of the Waterloo campus but the college refused to comment.

"We do not have any further information to add at this stage," said a KCL spokeswoman.

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