Providing 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. During 2016/17 repairs to the balcony will take place in Court 4 at Butler's Wharf Residence. This work could potentially be quite noisy and the affected area of the building will be covered with scaffolding.
Carr-Saunders Hall planned works
The second and third floors at Carr-Saunders Residence will be completely refurbished from the middle of August 2016 through to March 2017. There is likely to be noise disruption from the work between 9:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the first two academic terms. 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.
Grosvenor House planned works
Currently no scheduled works at Grosvenor House.
High Holborn Residence planned works
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.
The ground floor kitchen is due to be renovated and extended from the middle of September 2016 to the end of the December 2016. Work will take place between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday throughout the first academic term. The area will be cordoned off, and common room space will still be available in the basement throughout this time.
The hot water plant will be replaced in January 2017. Some disruption to services will take place during day time hours.
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 8:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday and 8:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.
Northumberland House planned works
Currently no scheduled works at Northumberland House.
Passfield Hall planned works
The Endsleigh Annex boilers at Passfield Hall will be changed from August 2016 to the end of October 2016. During this period residents may experience shortage of water supply for brief periods of time and some noise during the day. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shower rooms on the 3rd floor of the main building will be refurbished from August 2016 to end of October 2016. During the works, alternative showers and toilets are available for use.
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
From May 2016 to the end of October 2016 the boilers at Rosebery will be changed. During this period residents may experience shortage of water supply for brief periods of time and some noise during the day. Advance notification of such works will be provided to residents once exact dates are confirmed. There will be two hot water generators in the car park to supply Rosebery and Myddleton whilst the new boilers are fitted. If you have any questions, please contact the hall reception via email at Rosebery@lse.ac.uk.
During 2016, 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 August 2016, male and female showers and toilets in the Rosebery Wing will be completely refurbished. Works will commence on the seventh floor and carry on downwards. During the works, alternative showers and toilets are available for use.
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.
UNITE Stratford ONE planned works
Currently no information.
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.