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Refurbishment and planned maintenance works in halls

Providing LSE students with residences that are positive places to study and live and that offer comfortable, modern facilities in central London means that, from time-to-time, refurbishment and maintenance programmes are run during the academic year.

Photograph of a hard-hatThis page is updated monthly. Projects and schedules sometimes change at short notice, but we're aiming to keep the information on this page as accurate as possible. Please use this as an indication of planned work rather than a detailed plan. 

Before making your application for accommodation,  you should read and consider the following information carefully.

Bankside House

Currently no scheduled works.
 

Butler's Wharf 

Five further flats will be completely refurbished during the academic year 2014/15.  Works will start in Michelmas term and finish at the end of Lent term (dates to be confirmed).

The basement communal areas - common room and computer room -  are going to be refurbished over the summer. Works will start on Monday 7 July 2014 and finish by Friday 15 August 2014.  Both areas will be closed for the duration of the refurbishments. In addition, we are creating a new communal space for a games room - this will also be done during the specified period.  Works will be carried out Monday to Friday.

Carr Saunders

Telephone service disruption on Friday 23 July between 9am and 10pm.  You will not be able to make or receive calls to any central areas of the residence during this time. Please note that telephone services in student bedrooms are maintained on a different system and will be unaffected by this work. For more information visit: LSE IT News - telephony upgrade|

Grosvenor House

Telephone service disruption on Friday 18 July between 9am and 10pm.  You will not be able to make or receive calls to any central areas of the residence during this time. Please note that telephone services in student bedrooms are maintained on a different system and will be unaffected by this work. For more information visit: LSE IT News - telephony upgrade
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The final phase of the refurbishment of the first floor will start at the end of July 14 and run through until November 14. There is likely to be noise disruption from the work between 9:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. This will be on an intermittent basis, but can be heard throughout the building.

High Holborn

Telephone service disruption on Friday 18 July between 9am and 10pm. You will not be able to make or receive calls to any central areas of the residence during this time. Please note that telephone services in student bedrooms are maintained on a different system and will be unaffected by this work. For more information visit: LSE IT News - telephony upgrade
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The 9th floor will be completely refurbished. Work is planned to start in the middle of August 14 and run until the end of December 14. There is likely to be noise disruption from the work between 9:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. This will be on an intermittent basis, but can be heard throughout the building. High Holborn has a common room/ study area that can be used during these times.

Lilian Knowles

Currently no scheduled works

Northumberland House 

Refurbishment of several kitchens and redecoration of the common and computer rooms is planned at Northumberland House. The works are estimated to start in mid July and finish before the start of the academic year 2014/15.

Passfield Hall

External re-decoration of all three buildings at Passfield Hall is planned to start in August 2014 and is expected to last for two months.

Works will involve assembly of scaffolding with some restrictions at times. 

We endeavour to keep the disruption level low and to inform our residents throughout the process.

More information about the scope of this project is available on the Passfield Hall project board in the residence.

Rosebery Hall

Telephone service disruption on Friday 23 July between 9am and 10pm. You will not be able to make or receive calls to any central areas of the residence during this time. Please note that telephone services in student bedrooms are maintained on a different system and will be unaffected by this work. For more information visit: LSE IT News - telephony upgrade
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Sidney Webb House

The common room at Sidney Webb House is currently closed for refurbishment.  This involves redecoration and laying of a new floor. Works will be carried out during normal working hours 9am to 5pm. The room will be fully closed throughout the refurbishment period, and works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2014.

Sidney Webb House has planned refurbishment of the kitchens in Blocks D and E. Works are scheduled to start at the end of July, and should be finished by early September 2014. Noise disruption should only be intermittent and will only be during normal working hours 9am to 5pm.

urbanest King’s Cross

As the King’s Cross area continues to be developed, there will be building works next to urbanest King's Cross from July 2014 to approximately August 2015. Some noise disruption may occur during the day. Facilities and services at urbanest King's Cross are note expected to be affected during this time.

 

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