Welcome to our new home
Richmond American University London has now moved to a new, state of the art campus building in Chiswick Park, west London
Richmond American University London has now moved to a new, state of the art campus building in Chiswick Park, west London
From January 2023, all of our students will be based in a new campus building within the innovative and award-winning Chiswick Park in west London.
Everything about this state of the art campus building in a beautiful parkland location has been designed with students in mind. It is set in a vibrant community offering a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants, with easy access to everything the world’s number one student city can offer – learning and employment opportunities, shops, museums, attractions and sporting and cultural events.
Please note our new address is: Richmond American University London, Building 12, Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5AN.
Vibrant community offering a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants
State of the art campus building in a beautiful parkland location
Easy access to everything the world’s number one student city can offer
To celebrate the move to the new campus facility at Chiswick Park, we invited some of our amazing students to Chiswick Park to share their thoughts on the move.
Thank you to all the students who took part. You can see some of the films here.
(Hint: scroll left and right to view all videos)
With the help of our students, you’ll see how easy this 25 minute journey is, with one direct train, and a short walk at each end from the accommodation at iQ Haywood House in West Hampstead to the Richmond American University London in Chiswick Park
Our students’ wellbeing and happiness is the most important thing to us here at Richmond. That’s why we wanted to get their opinions on just what this campus move means to them. Some students were asked about their favourite aspects of the new campus, here is what they had to say.
“I like the more modern setting. It’s a beautiful building and the surrounding area is just as nice. It truly is a lovely place to study and meet new people.”
– Arin, BA Psychology, first year student
“I think that the Chiswick Park Campus has been a great change for Richmond University. It offers so many new opportunities for students in terms of internships and jobs, but also in terms of learning. Also, as someone who wants to work in the creative field, I think that the creative energy around having classes in film studios which were used previously by Disney is inspiring.”
– Ashton, BA Communications: Advertising & PR first year student
From January 2023, all of our students will be based in a new campus building within the innovative and award-winning Chiswick Park in west London – a perfect setting for the UK’s pioneering liberal arts university.
To give you a sense of everything our new location has to offer, here’s six reasons why we love our campus building.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new home.
Everything about this state of the art campus building has been designed with students in mind. With input from students, faculty and staff on the interior design process, the end result is a fantastic learning environment, with flexible teaching and learning spaces, including student study areas with opportunities for collaborative work and the latest learning technologies. There is also a Student Services Hub, a library offering further student study space, a café and other social spaces.
It’s the ideal location to deliver our mission to educate and inform future generations of students, providing them with greater diversity, choice and freedom.
Location, location, location
Chiswick Park is set in beautiful parkland complete with a lake, waterfall and canopied boardwalks, designed by internationally renowned and award-winning architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners (Pompidou Centre, Paris, Lloyds of London).
Students and staff will benefit from learning and teaching in a diverse and vibrant community with a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants, music festivals and art events.
There are excellent transportation connections with three underground stations in a 20-minute walk, fast links to Heathrow and into central London, providing easy access to everything the world’s number one student city in the world can offer – learning and employment opportunities, shops, museums, attractions and sporting and cultural events.
Our pioneering liberal arts education will both benefit from and contribute to the life of the Park, and allow connections to develop with local and global businesses, creating extensive opportunities for students to take internships and gain invaluable work experience. Our diverse, ambitious students want to make a difference and take on responsibilities and challenges: Chiswick Park gives them the opportunity to be creative and thrive.
We are committed to improving the environmental impact of the University and Chiswick Park is the perfect location to help us do that. With sustainability as one of its key objectives, Chiswick Park has been developed for people rather than vehicles. Its excellent transportation links mean that it’s easy to access by tube and train. Eco-friendly forms of transport such as cycling are encouraged with the availability of bike racks, both for short-term and long-term bike parking. Chiswick Park also has its own ‘Cycle Hub’ with over 800 secure spaces across the site in Cycle Hub cages and students and staff can hire Brompton bikes (both push and electric) from the Park.
The campus building features extensive natural light and ventilation which, together with a displacement heating and cooling system, significantly reduces the requirement for air-conditioning. In addition, all of the energy used at Chiswick Park is sourced from renewable energy suppliers.
Diversity & internationalism
Richmond is committed to living by the motto of ‘Unity in Diversity’ and our new location in the heart of cosmopolitan Chiswick will bring this commitment alive. It’s a vibrant and diverse part of London, from the shops and restaurants of bustling Chiswick High Road to the riverside charm of Strand-on-the-Green.
Our international students and staff provide us with a global outlook which is reflected in the local community and the international organisations based in the area. Chiswick Park is home to some of the world’s leading companies, including Pepsico, Vue International, Ericsson, Starbucks, CBS and Discovery, to name but a few.
Great student accommodation
With a great option for student accommodation, based at iQ Haywood House in West Hampstead and managed by iQ Student Accommodation, this will also feature our award-winning student support system including Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Directors (RDs), who provide support and advice for students.
These 360° views will give you a digital walkthrough of our new campus building in Chiswick Park. Open the link below to explore areas such as the atrium, library and cafeteria, as well as examples of the fantastic teaching spaces and facilities.
All interior images are artist impressions.
The planning process with the London Borough of Hounslow included a public consultation with the local community which was overwhelmingly positive in response to the proposed move. Here are some of the comments from the public about the University’s move to Chiswick Park:
I live close to Gunnersbury station and think the American University moving into Chiswick Park will be a great advantage to this area, bringing life and activity to this area. I look forward to welcoming them.
I am writing to say I applaud the idea of this proposal – it will bring much needed life to the area and perhaps you can contribute to making more safe cycling routes to access the Campus.
I just wanted to say how welcome you are to our community next door in Thorney Hedge Road and Silver Crescent.
As a long-standing Chiswick resident, in principle I think this is an excellent idea – particularly if you could explore ways of linking up with the well-established ArtsEd already located here. Could see possibilities for your film studies students here. This could position Chiswick as a higher education and arts hub. Good luck with your planning application.
Richmond American University London is delighted to be a partner in West London Universities, a group of London-based universities who are committed to working together and with partners to drive growth and innovation and contribute to a thriving economy and society. West London Universities is an initiative led by West London Business, the voice of business in West London, covering seven local authority areas.
Our Chiswick campus building is well connected to the rest of London. You could be in central London within 20 minutes, Richmond in 10 or Stratford in 30.
Chiswick Park also has access to the Transport for London (TfL) bus network just a few minutes walk away or take a longer stroll towards the River Thames around 30 minutes away.
Chiswick is old English (Ceswican) for ‘Cheese Farm’ – the riverside area of Duke’s Meadows is thought to have supported an annual cheese fair up until the 18th century
The building which is reputed to be one of Chiswick’s oldest surviving properties is a former sixteenth century pub on Church Street, named The Old Burlington
Chiswick flyover was opened in 1959 by the famed Hollywood actress, Jayne Mansfield
Gunnersbury station opened as Brentford Road on 1 January 1869 and was given its current name in 1871 – in 1954, the station was damaged by a tornado which ripped off the roof and injured six people
Beer has been brewed on Fuller’s historic Griffin Brewery site in Chiswick for over 350 years
Famous singers such as Rihanna, Adele and Mick Jagger have recorded in the well-known Metropolis Studios on Chiswick High Road
Hollywood actor Hugh Grant grew up and lived in Chiswick
The eighteenth century poet, Alexander Pope, who lived in Chiswick, is commemorated with a blue plaque
Chiswick House, which was designed by the Earl of Burlington and completed in 1729, is thought to be one of the finest surviving examples of Palladian architecture in Britain
The oldest shop on Chiswick High Street is Foster’s Book Shop, dating back to the eighteenth century. They specialise in first editions, illustrated children’s books and antiquarian books
Matt Coulson, CEO Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the first university to Chiswick Park. This is a great fit for both Chiswick Park and the University as we will directly connect students and businesses.”
Chiswick Park is a 1.8 million sq ft business campus located in West London, W4. Developed in 1999 and designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, it is today made up of 12 buildings, bringing together over 10,000 people from 72 of some of the world’s leading companies such as Discovery, Paramount Pictures, IMG, Starbucks and Pernod Ricard. Chiswick Park is set in 33 acres of landscape garden featuring a lake and waterfall. It also houses over 45,000 sq ft of retail space including an on-site Virgin Active gym, restaurants, convenience stores and a variety of pop-up traders and street-food vendors.
Chiswick Park is entirely managed by property management company, Enjoy-Work, which provides a range of services, facilities and entertainment for its guests on the park. The Enjoy-Work philosophy aims at providing an environment where people take pleasure at working and are therefore more productive in their work. In addition to building management, landscaping and maintenance, Enjoy-Work proposes a programme of regular activities and concierge services dedicated to the guests.
Martin Evans, Managing Director of Ambit, said, “We are so excited to be partnering with Richmond, The American International University in London, for the design and delivery of their campus facility on Chiswick Park, it’s great to be working with such a collaborative team with a common objective, made even more special with this being the University’s 50th year, we can’t wait to see the doors open to students in the summer!”
Ambit is a leading fit-out contractor providing a client focused service predominantly within London and the South East from our head office in Victoria. We have a proven track record for delivering high quality projects, we are particularly proud of our in house design which includes technical and services capability, our delivery teams are some of the best in the industry, this enables us to provide certainly to our core values of delivering on time and to a high quality, with full consideration to health & safety and sustainability.