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10/09/2019

Landmark £125m Building Opens At LSE

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A new £125 million multi-use building has been officially opened at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Delivered by Mace based on designs from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the Centre Building features a number of academic departments, more than a dozen seminar rooms, hundreds of study spaces and four lecture theatres across 13 storeys.

The development also boasts a LSE Alumni Centre as well as a public square located at the heart of the building. It has positioned itself as the highest building on campus, and the largest building commissioned in LSE's history.

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Julian Robinson, Director of Estates at LSE, said: "This building delivers on the two key tenets of our estates strategy, creating a world class estate and a university quarter in this part of London. The Centre Building, with its emphasis on sustainability, community and collaboration, has created an inspiring academic environment within which to work and study that will enhance the campus experience for our students, staff, alumni and visitors." 

Terry Spraggett, Mace's Managing Director of Public Sector Construction added: "We're proud to have supported LSE in delivering this landmark building, which forms an integral part of the university's continued ambition to create world class facilities for its students and staff. Sustainability was a core component of the delivery strategy and the Centre Building will be the first on the campus to achieve a BREAAM 'Outstanding' rating, further cementing LSE's reputation as a forward-thinking institution. Working with LSE and our excellent supply chain, we've created a high-spec building with state of the art teaching and learning facilities that will foster collaboration and innovation for years to come."

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