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For specific enquiries on 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields/The Marshall Building please email: 

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The Marshall Building

Demolition Update

Following the erection of the tower crane and scaffolding around 44LIF McGee’s have now started the process of demolishing the building.  The process will take until around May 2018 when the building will have been removed down to the existing basement  slab.

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 Capital Development’s project team have been meeting Departmental Heads and Managers who occupy buildings adjacent to 44LIF to discuss the logistics of the demolition works.  Here is a presentation (PDF) detailing the demolition.

Demolition Hours of Working

The timing of any operations and ancillary works which may be audible at the site boundary will be carried out in line with the LSE’s and City of Westminster’s standard times as set out below:

•             Mondays to Fridays 08.00 – 18.00
•             Saturdays 08.00 – 13.00
•             At no time on Sundays and Bank Holidays

‘Noisy’ works is when the fabric of the building is deconstructed, ‘Normal’ work is when the site is cleared of waste; a 2-hours on 2-hours off regime will be operated. (i.e.  in accordance with the City of London Code of Practice for Deconstruction and Construction sites).  This means the work pattern will be as follows:

08.00 to 10.00    Permitted Noisy Works
10.00 to 12.00    Normal Works
12.00 to 14.00    Permitted Noisy Works
14.00 to 16.00    Normal Works
16.00 to 18.00    Permitted Noisy Works

Westminster City Council resolves to grant Planning Permission

On Tuesday 13 June 2017 Westminster City Council resolved to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields.  See the LSE press release for more information.

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View of The Marshall Building from New Academic Building

Planning application

The School’s ambitious plans to redevelop 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields as The Marshall Building took a major step forward in February 2017 when the application for planning permission was submitted to Westminster City Council (WCC).  Achieving this milestone means that the height, form and external appearance of the building are largely settled following extensive discussions with planning officers at WCC. 
The application, drawings and supporting reports are available to view on WCC’s web site see the latest newsletter for more information.

Public Exhibition of Design Proposals

A public exhibition of design proposals for LSE's next major building project was held in January 2017.
If you were unable to attend, see the detailed information boards here.

GA_44LIF_S2_SK399_Night - reduced Illustration of The Marshall Building viewed across Lincoln’s Inn Fields


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 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 2017 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
  • Work to discharge planning conditions with Westminster City Council planners
  • Continue to meet with neighbours of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  • Continue with the demolition of 44LIF
  • Appoint a Main Contractor  

Outline Programme

The outline programme is set out below:

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Key dates:

Planning granted by Westminster City Council in June 2017
Internal Strip out of MAR started in June 2017
Demolition starts September 2017 and completes May 2018
New building works commence May 2018
Building anticipated to be ready for operation June 2021

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
  • Sports Centre with multipurpose sports hall, squash courts and dynamic weights room
  • Arts rehearsal facilities
  • Café
  • Support and ancillary services