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32 Lincoln's Inn Fields (32L)


Opened on 14th January 2013

On 14th January 2013 LSE's newest acquisition, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields opened its doors to the following occupants:

  • Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
  • Centre for the Economics of Education  (CEE)
  • Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
  • Centre for Macroeconomics
  • Department of Economics
  • International Growth Centre (IGC)
  • Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC)
  • Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)


The building is located on the south side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields at the junction with Serle Street and enjoys views over London’s largest garden square. It offers five floors of academic offices plus three lower floors of teaching and student activity areas which can cater for up to 1,000 students.  See separate factsheets for a detailed list of study areas (PDF) available throughout the building and also the Post Graduate common room (PDF).                                                                  

Interesting facts about the building include:

  • Project budget £17.5M
  • Purchase price £37.7M
  • GIA 11,472 msq.
  • NIA 10,015 msq.
  • 19 Teaching rooms
  • 21 Seminar rooms
  • 2 Harvard Lecture Theatres
  • Café (60 covers plus break out for further 40) opening soon
  • Post Graduate common room (PDF)
  • PhD study room
  • 3 PC study rooms with a total of 65 PCs
  • Inclusive access provided with the construction of a new entrance
  • Total building occupancy circ. 1,600
  • 25 months of planning and building (14 months on site including enabling contract)
  • Formerly owned and occupied by the Land Registry
  • LSE second owner and occupier
  • Built in 1903
  • The building, gates and railings were listed by the Secretary of State as Grade II listed on 11 April 1995
  • LSE have incorporated some restoration works as part of the refurbishment project, including reinstatement of decorative cornicing, parquet and terrazzo flooring restored
  • Neo Jacobean style design
  • Archaeological discovery during basement excavations in 2011 (PDF)

For more detailed information click on the links in the menu above, or refer to the Occupants' Guide (PDF).