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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

All scheduled works at Bankside House are now complete.

Butler's Wharf Residence planned works

Currently no scheduled works at Butler's Wharf Residence.

Carr-Saunders Hall planned works

Currently no scheduled works at Carr-Saunders Hall.

Grosvenor House planned works

High Holborn Residence planned works

The eight and seventh floor at High Holborn Residence will be completely refurbished for the middle of August 2015 through to December 2015. 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. High Holborn has a common room/ study area that can be used during these times. Occasional weekend work might be required to keep on top of the project finish date.

Lilian Knowles House planned works

Currently no scheduled works at Lilian Knowles House.

Northumberland House planned works

Passfield Hall planned works

University College London (UCL), one of Passfield Hall's Bloomsbury neighbours, is currently working through a master plan to improve its built infrastructure. Endsleigh Place - the road opposite our main entrance - will be used as a holding bay for heavy plant vehicles before they can proceed to the UCL campus building sites. Works start at the end of October 2014 and are expected to continue for 18 months. The area will be marshalled to help facilitate access and minimise disruption. For more information, visit: UCL Bloomsbury Masterplan|.


External re-decoration of the main building is now completed. Passfield Hall Management would like to thank all its residents and visitors for their continuous cooperation, understanding and support. For ‘before’ and ‘after’ renovation pictures please visit Passfield project board.

External re-decoration of the annex buildings is planned for July 2015 and is expected to last 6 months. Both buildings will also be thoroughly examined for further exterior defects. This project will involve the assembly of scaffold and restrictions at times.



We will endeavour to keep our residents informed throughout this process, to ensure their safety and to keep disruption to a minimum.

Current residents can obtain more information about the scope of this project on Passfield project board.


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

The lifts in the Myddelton Wing have been causing ongoing problems and need complete refurbishment. They are over 22 years old and finding spare parts is becoming increasingly difficult. We have decided to take them out of commission and refurbish them completely, according to the following schedule:

10 November 2014 to 25 January 2015: Lift No 1 will be out of action for refurbishment.Only lift No 2 will operate.

25 January to 5 April 2015: Lift No 2 will be out of action for refurbishment. Only lift No 1 will operate.

5 April 2015 onwards: both lifts are expected to be back in service.

All being well, we'll be able to take the spare parts from lift No 1 and utilise them in No 2, in order to get it back into service speedily and improve the reliability in the long term.

Sidney Webb House planned works

Refurbishment of the kitchens in Blocks D and E at Sidney Webb House has now been completed.

Block F kitchens are due for refurbishment in 2015. A schedule has yet to be confirmed.

Once works start, noise disruption should only be intermittent and during normal working hours 9am to 5pm.

UNITE Stratford ONE planned works

Currently no information.

urbanest King’s Cross planned works

The King’s Cross area continues to be developed, and there will be building works next to urbanest King's Cross until approximately August 2015. Some noise disruption may occur during the day. Facilities and services at urbanest King's Cross are not expected to be affected during this time.