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Place and Purpose

libraryNight view of the LSE Library

From our campus in the heart of London’s thriving centres of government, law and business we connect public and private enterprise with a remarkable flow of LSE people and ideas.

To remain world leading in the 21st century, we must redefine what it means for people to receive and create knowledge together. We must provide buildings and facilities that are commensurate with the students and staff who use them and the insight and ideas that are formed within them.

At the core of our bold estate plan is the aim to create forward-looking, flexible and innovative design that will readily respond to the changing aspirations and needs of our students and staff and provide the educational environment required to ensure that our students remain well informed, capable of critical thought, analytically sophisticated and globally employable.

Join us 

You can play a leading role in helping us to create inspirational spaces that will bring people together for world-class teaching, learning and research.

Our two major campus redevelopments, the Centre Buildings and the Paul Marshall Building, will generate:

  • dynamic spaces for teaching and learning that enable students and faculty to inspire and challenge each other
  • state-of the-art facilities that promote collaboration and natural dialogue between faculty and students as they push the boundaries of potential and lead the application of research that will advance society in the 21st century and beyond.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to foster the transformational partnership between philanthropy and academia that enables us to invest in building an exceptional campus for our students and staff without diverting critical resources away from research and teaching.


“LSE is achieving outstanding success in the redevelopment of its buildings. If the School can continue to develop its estate so that it aligns with its global reputation and prestige, then we will be left with a very impressive campus indeed.”
Andreas Utermann (BSc Economics 1989), donor to 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields redevelopment

“We are excited to be working with LSE and its most generous benefactors to create the best environment possible for the university and its students. Our new addition to the campus will enrich the urban context and reflect the essence of LSE.”
Ivan Harbour, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, architects of the Centre Buildings redevelopment


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