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Refurbishment and planned maintenance in halls

See what works are planned and in progress at your hall

This page provides information about refurbishment and maintenance works in halls. Before you apply for a place, read and consider this information carefully, as it might affect your preferred hall.

To keep our buildings in good shape, we sometimes have to carry out maintenance and refurbishment works during term-time.

Projects and schedules sometimes change at short notice, but we're aiming to keep the information on this page as accurate as possible. Use this information as an indication of planned work rather than as a detailed plan. 

This page was last updated: 21 June 2022

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Bankside House planned works
Butler's Wharf Residence planned works
Carr-Saunders Hall planned works
High Holborn Residence planned works
Lilian Knowles House planned works
Passfield Hall planned works
Rosebery Hall planned works
Sidney Webb House planned works
urbanest King’s Cross planned works
urbanest Westminster Bridge planned works

Bankside House planned works

Lift upgrade
Between June and December 2022, LSE will undertake essential maintenance repairs to the lifts at Bankside House. Three lifts will be refurbished between June and August 2022, and work on the remaining 3 lifts will be completed. During these works, residents may notice some minor noise disruption and see contractors in the hall. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm, and every care will be taken to ensure that disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however, this website will be updated and residents will be notified if this becomes necessary. 

Butler's Wharf Residence planned works

Currently no scheduled works. 

Carr-Saunders Hall planned works

April 2022 
During the Easter vacation, LSE will complete essential maintenance at Carr-Saunders Hall. This work may result in increased noise whilst deliveries are made at the rear of the building. Deliveries will take place after 10am and before 5pm to reduce the likelihood of disturbance. A generator will be required in the car park for 1-2 days and this may cause some minor noise disruption. Exact dates will be confirmed shortly. 

June – September 2022 (Summer Vacation) 
During the summer vacation, LSE will upgrade the communal showers in Maple Wing of Carr-Saunders Hall. This will involve work in Maple Wing only, which will be closed to guests. Guests may notice contractors in the rear of the building and there may be some noise impact. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm and every care will be taken to ensure that disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however this website will be updated if weekend work becomes necessary.

High Holborn Residence planned works

June – September 2022 (Summer Vacation) 
During the summer, LSE will complete essential upgrade work to the power facilities at High Holborn. This will involve the replacement of the rooftop generator and the installation of associated equipment. During the works, contractors will use the car park area. Guests may notice contractors in the hall and there may be some noise impact whilst this essential work takes place. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm, and every care will be taken to ensure that disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however, this website will be updated if weekend work becomes necessary.

Lilian Knowles House planned works

Currently no scheduled works. 

Passfield Hall planned works

June – September 2022 (Summer Vacation) 
During the summer, LSE will upgrade some maintenance equipment in the main building of Passfield Hall. The work will take place on Level 3 and in the roof. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm and every care will be taken to ensure that disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however this website will be updated if weekend work becomes necessary.

Rosebery Hall planned works

20 June 2022 – Early September 
During the summer, LSE will upgrade the student common room and restaurant. Guest may see contractors in the main courtyard and we envisage there will be some noise impact. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm, and every care will be taken to ensure disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however this website will be updated if weekend work becomes necessary. Guests should be aware that due to the closure of the restaurant, Rosebery Hall will not offer catering this summer.

Lift upgrade
Between June and December 2022, LSE will undertake essential maintenance repairs to the lifts in Rosebery Wing. The first lift will be refurbished between June and August 2022, and the second lift will be refurbished between October and December 2022. During the works, residents may notice some minor noise disruption and see contractors in the hall. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm, and every care will be taken to ensure that disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however, this website will be updated and residents will be notified if this becomes necessary.

Sidney Webb House planned works

June – September 2022 (Summer Vacation) 
During the summer, Unite will make repairs to the roof at Sidney Webb House. The work will take place on the roof of the hall only, and there will be some scaffolding in the courtyard and on the outside of the building to facilitate this. Noisy working hours will be between 10am and 5pm and every care will be taken to ensure that disruption is minimised. It is not planned for work to take place at weekends, however this website will be updated if weekend work becomes necessary.

urbanest King’s Cross planned works

Currently no scheduled works.

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.