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Client London School of Economics and Political Science
Turley office London
Status Completed and under construction
LPA Westminster City Council

Largest redevelopment project in the history of London School of Economics (LSE)

Our role

  • Setting the planning and heritage briefs to inform a series of international design competitions for the Centre Buildings redevelopment, the Saw Swee Hock student centre and the Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. 
  • Advising the judging panel. 
  • Engaging with Westminster City Council at pre-application negotiations.
  • Preparing and submitting the applications, and persuasively advocating the merits of the proposals. 
  • Securing planning permission on behalf of LSE for all projects.
  • Demolition of existing buildings to create state of the art flexible and highly sustainable academic and teaching buildings, including the Stirling award nominated Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the 18,000 sq m Marshall Building and circa 23,000 sq m of Centre Buildings.


  • The Planning, Heritage and Visual Impact Appraisals informed the winning designs prepared by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; O’Donnell + Tuomey; and Grafton Architects.
  • The creation of world class academic buildings which reflect the international status of the LSE. 
  • The Saw Swee Hock building and the Centre Buildings have been completed, and the Marshall Building is currently being constructed due for completion at the end of 2021.

Image courtesy of Mark Gorton / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


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