Teaching is to start at London South Bank University (LSBU)’s new Croydon campus next month.
Five courses – adult nursing, mental health nursing, chiropractic, business management and accounting and finance – will start on 20 September, with 350 places across the subjects in the first year.
The university will be based at Electric House, which had been empty since 2013 before Croydon Council gave permission to convert the four-storey, Wellesley Road building.
It will be home to a lecture theatre, classrooms and a café. The new campus will also offer training to local residents and companies at a new business centre.
Deborah Johnston, LSBU vice chancellor, said: “Our new LSBU Croydon university campus will train the next generation of nurses and business leaders when it opens in September 2021.
“LSBU Croydon will have state-of-the-art labs that replicate real-life wards to give students the skills they need to provide first-class care to patients and will help the NHS to tackle the severe shortage of nurses across London and the South East.”