New Project Requests


Any works within an LSE Academic Department, teaching facility or Professional Service Division including Catering, Residences, DTS and Students' Union that involves alteration to the fabric of the building will require approval through a New Project Request form (NPR).

Complete a New Project Request form to request any improvements or new works to facilities, including painting and decorating, space allocation, space planning and moves.

The types of works will include:

Space planning and moves requests, such as:

  • Additional space, e.g. due to departmental growth or facilities that are not currently available;
  • Layout changes, e.g. alternative layouts, add/remove partitions, increase/decrease the number of occupiers in an area;
  • Moves

Or building work, such as:

  • Building alterations to enclose or open up areas, join offices;
  • Re-decoration/floor finish, walls, woodwork, ceilings re-painted, re-carpeting;
  • Any external works.

If you are unsure, please contact the Space Planning and Analysis Manager, Nancy Baltouna estates.space.requests@lse.ac.uk or the Assistant Director of Capital Development, Emma Lovegrove e.j.lovegrove@lse.ac.uk for further clarification. 

The form is straight forward to fill out: describe the work you require, provide a budget and cost code if you have one or request a feasibility costing. Your Head of Department or Service Manager must then approve the new works or space request.

New project requests will be processed for approval by the Director of Capital Development. You will then be notified by email of the allocated job reference number and the project manager who will be responsible for delivery and supervision of your works, assuming the work has been approved. The project manager will contact you to arrange for the works to be undertaken or give a firm competitive price as you require.

For new space requests, these will be reviewed by the Space Planning and Analysis Manager, will be allocated a reference number, be acknowledged via email and will be allocated to a Space Planner to liaise with the requestor for further information.