The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is the first entirely new building on campus in over 40 years. It has transformed student life by bringing together the Students' Union and other services such as the School's Careers Service, as well as space for societies, media rooms and social areas. It is the new student hub at the heart of campus.
The centre was constructed on the site of the old St Philips building on Sheffield Street, next to the Peacock Theatre. It comprises 65,671 sq ft (6,101 sq m) over six storeys and two basement levels, designed by architects O'Donnell + Tuomey to the highest environmental standards. It has been formally classed as having ‘low environmental impact’ and given ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM status, only the third building in London to achieve this.
The construction of a high quality, purpose-built space for students reflects the excellent reputation of LSE’s intellectual campus life, and provides a focal point for enriching the student experience. This new building allows LSE’s students to strike the right balance between academic dedication and personal development.
The centre is named in honour of a landmark gift from alumnus Professor Saw Swee Hock.
A full list of donors to the Student Centre can be found here.
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