Magazine article Screen International

London Film School Set for Docklands Relocation

Magazine article Screen International

London Film School Set for Docklands Relocation

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The London Film School (LFS) has found a new home on London City Island, the latest glass-and-steel Docklands neighbourhood to spring up on the capital's eastern fringe.

The LFS is following in the footsteps of the English National Ballet, and its associated school, which announced in May 2015 they would be swapping their Kensington home in West London for a purpose-built venue in the new neighbourhood.

The LFS, which has been based in Convent Garden in central London for more than 50 years, has been looking for a new location for some time.

In 2015, it was forced to withdraw from a deal with the City of London to relocate to the Barbican Centre in 2017 after a $14m-$17m (£12m-£14m) project to convert a former exhibition space fell through due to a shortfall in private investment.

The LFS said in a statement that the new purpose-built space - featuring two cinemas, studios and office space - would open in late 2017. …

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