Providing LSE students with residences that are positive places to study and live and that offer comfortable, modern-standard facilities in central London locations means that, from time-to-time, refurbishment and maintenance programmes 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 as an indication of planned work rather than a detailed plan.
Before you make your application for accommodation, you should read the following information carefully.
The laundry room at Bankside House will be closed for refurbishment from 9 December 2013 for approximately two weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Lift refurbishment continues with courts 1 and 2.
Court 1 lift refurbishment has started and will finish 13 March 2014. There will be no lift access in court 1 during this period and you will be able to access the basement area by using lifts in courts 2, 3, 4 or by using the stairs in court 1. Contractors will be on site from 8am-5pm but any noisy work will be carried out between 10am-4pm.
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).
Basement communal areas are to be refurbished (dates to be confirmed).
Trickle vents will be fitted to windows on level 3, 4 and 5 of the Maple wing. Work is to be started late January 2014 and are expected to last for 1 month. This work will involve abseilers working from the roof.
Repairs are currently under way to the roof area of the adjoining building. This has resulted in scaffolding being erected on the side of the building leading to Wild Street. Should you experience any disturbances please let reception know.
Work on the front right hand side lift has been slightly delayed and is now expected to be complete by the end of January 2014.To catch up on the programme, the lift engineers are working at the weekends, but noise disruption should be only intermittent. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Work on the front left hand side lift will follow on after the right hand side lift has been completed. They are expected to finish after Easter 2014.
Currently no scheduled works
Northumberland House has various minor works planned during 2013. This includes corridor flooring, kitchen flooring, corridor lighting and radiator valve replacements.
Minor roofing works are being arranged in Taviton building to repair leaks. Works are planned to be completed before Easter 2014.
Myddelton wing bathrooms: We are pleased to confirm that the Myddelton bathrooms will be undergoing a refurbishment programme. Works started in August 2013 and will continue through to the beginning of Easter 2014.
Students in the Myddelton wing can access alternative bathrooms on the same floor.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will follow as they become available.
Sidney Webb House
Sidney Webb House currently has a planned refurbishment of the kitchens in Blocks D and E. These 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’