44 Lincoln's Inn Fields - The Paul Marshall Building


In April 2016, LSE announced that Dublin based practice Grafton Architects
had been selected as the winners of the international architectural competition to design 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields/The Paul Marshall Building, the next major building project for the School.  Grafton Architect’s winning design submission can be seen here:

Many of the 1570 votes cast during the public exhibition of the six  design submissions were for Grafton Architects (Team D) who came a close second and only 1% (16 votes) behind the winner. 

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Since the announcement, LSE and Grafton Architects have been busy setting up the project arrangements to ensure everything goes smoothly as the teams will be working together for the next six years until the building is finished and occupied in 2021.

Introductory meetings have recently been held with the main end user groups who will be occupying of using the new building.  The sessions have been really positive and Grafton Architects are looking forward to continuing engagement with LSE staff and students.  They want to ensure their interpretation of the design brief is correct and will be continuing to listen and learn to ensure their concept design now evolves to meet the requirements and the budget set by the School.

Next Steps

Before the end of 2016 we will:

  • Continue to meet with the end user working groups to test the design as it develops
  • Continue to reconcile the design with the budget
  • Continue to meet with Westminster City Council planners
  • Meet with neighbours of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  • Continue to liaise with Cancer Research UK regarding their move from 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  • Launch a public exhibition in November 2016
  • Prepare a planning application for submission to Westminster City Council in early 2017
  • Issue tenders for the demolition contract.

Outline Programme

The outline programme is set out below:

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What will be in the new building

It is currently proposed the building will house the following departments and facilities:

  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Financial Markets Group
  • Systemic Risk Centre
  • The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching and learning hub
  • Sports Centre with multipurpose sports hall, squash courts and dynamic weights room
  •  Arts rehearsal facilities
  • Café
  • Support and ancillary services
  • Energy Centre