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Refurbishment and planned maintenance works in halls

Photograph of a hard-hatProviding LSE students with homes that are positive places to live and study, and that offer comfortable, modern facilities in central London means that sometimes, refurbishment and maintenance works are run during the academic year.

This 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 information as an indication of planned work rather than as a detailed plan. Before you apply for a place in halls, please read and consider this information carefully, as it might affect your preferred hall.

Bankside House planned works

Currently no scheduled works at Bankside House. 

Butler's Wharf Residence planned works

Balcony repairs will be carried out during 2016/17 in Court 4 and Court 2 at Butler's Wharf Residence. This work could potentially be quite noisy and the affected area of the building will be covered with scaffolding. No works are scheduled to take place over the summer (June-September 2017).

Balcony repairs will be carried out during 2017/18 in Court 1 and Court 3 at Butler’s Wharf Residence. This work could potentially be quite noisy and the affected area of the building will be covered with scaffolding. We will try to avoid works taking place during the exam period 2018, and no works will take place between June and September 2018. Previous balcony works were carried out with minimal disruption to our residents, and we’re hoping for these works to go just as smoothly.  

Carr-Saunders Hall planned works

The first floor at Carr-Saunders Residence will be completely refurbished from the middle of August 2017 through to January 2018.  There is likely to be noise disruption from the work between 9:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the first academic term. This will be on an intermittent basis, but can be heard throughout the building. Weekend work will be required on Saturday between 10:30am – 2:30pm. We will endeavour to keep our residents informed throughout, to ensure their safety.

The 6th floor dining room will be out of use due to building works between 21 August and 10 September 2017. During this period, dining room facilities will be provided in the ground floor common room instead, where we will be serving a continental breakfast only.

Various other building works will be taking place in Carr-Saunders Hall throughout the summer vacation. 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. Weekend work will be required on Saturdays between 10:30am – 2:30pm. 

Grosvenor House planned works

Contractors are currently assembling scaffolding on the right hand side of the building (Peabody Estate), in order to carry out an emergency job on the brickwork. This work should be finished by 10 March 2017 and should not cause much disruption. Please be aware that you may want to close your curtains at night to ensure privacy in the morning.

High Holborn Residence planned works

The hot water plant on the 12th floor will be replaced in February 2017.  Stonegrave will be carrying out the works. There may be some disruption to services between end of January 2017 and the date for completion, which is planned for 17 March 2017.  Some of the disruption to services will take place during day time hours. 

The fifth and sixth floors at High Holborn Residence will be completely refurbished from the middle of August 2016 through to April 2017. 

There is likely to be noise disruption from the work between 9:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the first and second academic terms. Occasional weekend work might be required to keep on top of the project finish date. 

Noise will occur 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. 

High Holborn Residence - local area planned works

Travelodge10 Drury Ln, High Holborn, London WC2B 5RE
Barnes Construction are the appointed contractor for infilling the vacant colonnade at the junction of Drury Lane and High Holborn to form a new catering A3 retail unit and additional bedrooms to this hotel. This aspect of the Travelodge is our neighbouring property. Works involve the erection of scaffolding to both elevations, and will take place Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm in accordance with Camden local planning regulations.

The Post Building 21- 31 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1AP 
Laing O'Rourke are the project managers for the demolition and rebuild of The Post Building, which has remained derelict for over 20 years. Works are scheduled to continue until 2018.  Noise is permitted Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm. All this work has received Camden planning consent. For more details of the scope of works, see:

Lilian Knowles House planned works

There are major building works on a nearby site (located on Crispin Street, Brushfield Street, Commercial Street and White’s Row) which will be ongoing until late 2017. Rooms located in the part of Lilian Knowles Hall that overlook this site will be impacted by significant noise while this work is underway.  Work is scheduled to take place only within the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Kitchen and bedroom furniture in Block A will be removed and replaced between 18 June and 31 August 2018. During this period, contractors will be working between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and occasionally on weekends.They'll try to keep disruption to a minimum, but higher levels of noise are expected especially during the removal of old fittings and the delivery/installation of new ones.

Northumberland House planned works

Currently no scheduled works at Northumberland House.

Passfield Hall planned works

We'll refresh the decorative fabric of the bathrooms throughout the year. This means that your nearest bathroom may be closed for a couple of days. Should this be the case, we ask you to use the next available bathroom on your floor. 

Rosebery Hall planned works

During 2016/17, the bathrooms in the Myddelton Wing are being converted to showers. There are many other convenient showers and toilets that can be used whilst the works are being completed.

Starting in June 2017 and continuing for part of the summer, some of the male and female showers and toilets in the Rosebery Wing will be refurbished. During this programme of essential works, alternative showers and toilets will be available on other floors. We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum.

Sidney Webb House planned works

A building site is currently in place on Tabard Street opposite Sidney Webb House.  The extent and expected end date of the works has not yet been confirmed by the local authority, however notices on certain equipment specify that these will be in place until September 2016 (approximately).

We envisage that particularly disruptive works will be completed by this time, but that general construction work may continue into the Lent term 2017. 

Working hours are from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The works will only affect residents on that particular side of the building, which is blocks D, E and F. 

urbanest King’s Cross planned works

Currently no scheduled works at urbanest King's Cross.

The King’s Cross area continues to be developed however, the facilities and services at urbanest King's Cross will not be affected during this time.

urbanest Westminster Bridge planned works

Currently no scheduled works at urbanest Westminster Bridge.

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