The LSE Estate

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John Watkins Plaza, Christmas 2017

These pages provide a 'ready reference' on the buildings and facilities used by the school. It is intended to be a source of information about each LSE property, such as main occupiers, facilities, year of construction, size (gross internal area), building energy rating etc.

Campus Buildings

Aldwych House

Aldwych House 
Building code: ALD, 
71–91 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size GIA: 3rd floor- 1218 m²
Year of Construction:1920
Main Occupiers: Business Improvement UnitDTS

Facilities: Meeting Rooms
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95 Aldwych

95 Aldwych
Building code: 95A
95 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size GIA: 1st Floor 358m² and 2nd Floor 327m²
Year of Construction: 1920
Main Occupiers: Summer School & Executive Programmes, Systemic Risk Centre
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Centre Building
Building code: CBG
2 Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AD

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 15,007 m²
Building energy rating:  N/A
EMR condition: Grade A
Year of Construction: 2019
Main Occupiers: European Institute, Hellenic Observatory, Government,  International Inequalities InstituteInternational Relations, LSEE Research on South Eastern EuropeLSE Public Policy GroupSchool of Public Policy (SPP) US Centre, Directorate
Facilities: Alumni Centre, Auditorium, Beveridge Cafe, Meeting Rooms, Teaching Rooms

Clement House

Clement House 
Building code: CLM
99 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 5,659 m²
Building energy rating: C - 51
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2
Year of Construction: 1909-1911
Main Occupiers: From Dec 2019: Estates Division, LSE Advancement, RCSD
Facilities: Hong Kong Theatre, Teaching Rooms, Behavioural Lab
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Columbia House

Columbia House
Building code: COL
69 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4RR

Building energy rating: D - 84
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 3
Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 3,483 m²
Year of Construction: 1928-1929
Main Occupiers: Mathematics, Methodology, Statistics
Facilities: Garrick Restaurant
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Connaught House

Connaught House
Building code: CON
63–65 Aldwych, London WC2B 4EJ

Building energy rating: C - 51
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2
Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 4,517 m²
Year of Construction: 1924-1925
Main Occupiers: Conflict & Civil Society Unit,  International Development, Finance, Financial Markets Group, Wright’s Bar
Facilities: Committee Rooms, ATM (Sept 19)
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Cowdray House

Cowdray House
Building code: COW
6 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HJ

Building energy rating: B - 38
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2
Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 2,006 m²
Year of Construction: 1903
Main Occupiers:  LSE Health, Health Policy
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Fawcett House (formerly Tower Two)
Building code: FAW (TW2)
2 Clement's Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ

Building energy rating:  E - 106
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 4,301 m²
Year of Construction: 1971
Main Occupiers: Institute for Global AffairsMedia and CommunicationsCanada BlanchDisability and Well Being Service, Grantham Institute, LSE CitiesStudent Counselling ServiceStudent Wellbeing ServiceCare Policy & Evaluation

Facilities: Fawcett Cafe, Meeting Rooms, Teaching Rooms, PC Teaching Rooms, Disability and Well Being ServiceStudent Counselling Service, Student Wellbeing Service

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Kings Chambers

King's Chambers
Building code: KGS
29–31 Portugal Street,London, WC2A 2HF

Building energy rating: C - 57
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 778 m²
Year of Construction: 1905
Main Occupiers: Anthropology, LSE India ObservatoryPhilosopy,  Statistics, Santander
Facilities: Bank, Students’ Common Room, Teaching rooms

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1 Kingsway

1 Kingsway 
Building code: 1KW
1 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AN

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size GIA: 1,340 m²
Year of Construction: 1920
Main Occupiers: Estates Division, Secretary's Division, LSE Advancement, Planning, Risk and Compliance
Facilities: Meeting Rooms
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20 Kingsway

20 Kingsway 
Building code: KSW
20 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LH

Building energy rating: B - 43
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 2,142 m²
Year of Construction: 1910
Main Occupiers: LSE Language Centre, LSE 100, CARR, Psychological and Behavioural Science
Facilities: Teaching Rooms
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Lakatos Building

The Lakatos Building
Building code: LAK
7 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HJ

Building energy rating: B - 44
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 945 m²
Year of Construction: 1903
Main Occupiers: Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social SciencePhilosophy Department.
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Lincoln Chambers

Lincoln Chambers
Building code: LCH
2–4 Portsmouth Street, London, WC2A 2ES

Building energy rating:  C - 55
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 799 m²
Year of Construction: 1905
Main Occupiers: MAR contractors
Facilities: LSE Shop
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5 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Building code: 5LF
5 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: circa 600 m²
Year of Construction: circa 1740
Main Occupiers: The Marshall Institute

 

32 Lincolns Inn Fields

32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Building code: 32L
32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PH

Building energy rating:  C - 72
EMR condition: Grade A, functionality: Grade 1

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 11,308 m²
Year of Construction: 1905 & 1913
Main Occupiers: CASE, CEP, Economics, IGC, Macro Economics, STICERD 
Facilities: Bean Counter Café, Committee Rooms, Computer Rooms, Postgraduate Common Room, Teaching Rooms
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35 Lincoln's Inn Fields (formerly Nuffield Building) purchased Nov 2017
Building code: 35L
35-37 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PN

Property Tenure: Leasehold (expires 2172)
Year of Construction: c.1945
Main Occupiers: Royal College of Surgeons until 2020/21

44 Lincolns Inn FIelds

The Marshall Building
Building code: MAR
44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PF

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 17,500 m²
Year of Construction: 2017 - 2021
Main Occupiers: Site currently under construction.

50 Lincolns Inn Fields

50 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Building code: 50L
50 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PF

Property Tenure: Leasehold expires Oct 2019
Size GIA: 305 m²
Year of Construction: N/A
Main Occupiers: Due to vacate Oct 2019
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Lionel Robbins Building

Lionel Robbins Building
Building code: LRB
10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD

Building energy rating:  C - 52
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 1

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 19,704 m²
Year of Construction: 1913
Main Occupiers: EDIHR Division, Library Services, Finance Division,  LSE LIFE. PHD Academy
Facilities: PCs, Library, Meeting Rooms, Study Area, Women’s Library,  DTS Helpdesk

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New Academic Building

New Academic Building
Building code: NAB
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A  3LJ.

Building energy rating:  C - 66
EMR condition: Grade A, functionality: Grade 1
Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 12,804 m²
Year of Construction: 1912-1915 (Redeveloped in 2008)
Main Occupiers: Law, Management Department

Facilities: Café 54, Lecture Theatres, Meeting Rooms, Roof Terrace, Shaw Vegan Cafe, Teaching Rooms.
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Old Building

Old Building
Building code: OLD
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Building energy rating:  C - 63
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 14,196 m²
Year of Construction: 1920-1923
Main Occupiers: Accounting, Anthropology, Finance and Social Policy , Student Services

Facilities: Central Badging Office, Meeting Rooms, Old Theatre, Postroom, Reprographics, Restaurants, Roof Terraces, Senior Common Room, Shaw Library, Student Services Centre, Teaching Rooms, Undergraduate Common Room
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Old Curiosity Shop
Building code: OCS
13-14 Portsmouth Street, London, WC2A 2ES

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 65 m²
Year of Construction: 17th century
Planning: Listed Grade II
Main Occupiers: Curiosity UK (until 2024)

 

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Pankhurst House (formerly Tower 1)
Building code PAN (TW1)

1 Clement's Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ

Building energy rating:  E - 106
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 5,108 m²
Year of Construction: 1971
Main Occupiers: Academic Registrars Division, Department of Gender Studies,  LSE Ideas, LSE Middle East CentreLSE Research and Innovation Division, Care Policy and Evaluation

Facilities: Teaching Rooms, Video Conference Facility, Fawcett Cafe

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Parish Hall

Parish Hall
Building code: PAR
Sheffield Street, London, WC2A 2HA

Building energy rating:  B - 43
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 481 m²
Year of Construction: 1897-1898
Main Occupiers: none
Facilities: 3 x Teaching rooms 
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Peacock Theatre

Peacock Theatre 
Building code: PEA
Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT

Building energy rating:  B - 38
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size GIA: 4,183 m²
Year of Construction: 1960
Main Occupiers: Peacock Theatre
Facilities: Auditorium/ Lecture Theatre, Dress Circle, Stall Bars
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Pethick-Lawrence House (formerly Tower 3)
Building code: PEL (TW3)
3 Clement's Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ

Building energy rating:  E - 106
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 5,206 m²
Year of Construction: 1971
Main Occupiers: CATSConfucius Institute, Grantham Institute,  Institute for Global AffairsLSE Language Centre, Media and Communications

Facilities: GP Surgery, LSE BOX, LSE Treatment ClinicMedia Studio

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1 Portsmouth Street

1 Portsmouth Street
Building code: POR
1 Portsmouth Street, London, WC2A 2ES

EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 151 m²
Year of Construction: c. 1870
Main Occupiers:  LSE London, Alpha Books, Faith Centre, PI Committee
Facilities: Book Shop
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Queens House

Queens House
Building code: QUE
55-56 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size GIA: 3rd Floor 616 m², 2nd Floor 222 m² and Ground Floor 564 m²
Main Occupiers: Academic PartnershipsPsychological and Behavioural Science, Communications Division, LSE Research and Innovation. TQARO
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Sardinia House

Sardinia House
Building code: SAR
52 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LZ

Building energy rating:  C - 56
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 2,796 m²
Year of Construction: c. 1910
Main Occupiers: International History, Economic History, Residential Services
Facilities: Dental Surgery
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Building code: SAW
1 Sheffield Street, London, WC2A 2AP

Building energy rating:  C - 68
EMR condition: Grade A, functionality: Grade 1

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 5,873 m²
Year of Construction: 2013
Main Occupiers: Accommodation Office, LSE Careers Service, Students’ Union
Facilities: Bar, Cafés, Careers Centre, Events Space, Exercise Studio, Gym, Media Suite, Faith Centre, Roof Terrace, Study Areas
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Sheffield St

Sheffield Street
Building code: SHF
9-10 Sheffield Street, London, WC2A 2EY

Building energy rating:  C - 71
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 421 m²
Year of Construction: c. 1904
Main Occupiers: Estates FM
Facilities: 
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St Clement's

St Clement's
Building code: STC
Clare Market, London, WC2A 2AB

Building energy rating:  B - 45
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 4,329m²
Year of Construction: Main building c. 1881, Extension 1970
Main Occupiers: Geography & Environment, Sociology
Facilities: Computer Rooms, Economists’ Bookshop

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Residences

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Bankside House
24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA

Building energy rating:  D - 76
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 1

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size (No. of Beds): 617
Year of Construction: c. 1952/3
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate, General Course and Postgraduate students
Facilities: Student bar and games room, quiet study, table tennis and TV rooms, laundry and ironing room

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Butlers Wharf Residence 
11 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE

Building energy rating:  C - 55
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 280
Year of Construction: c. 1975
Main Occupiers: Postgraduate students
Facilities: Computer room, common room with TV, bicycle storage area,laundry room

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Carr–Saunders Hall
18–24 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BN

Building energy rating:  C - 71
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 156
Year of Construction: c. 1965
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate and General Course students
Facilities: Common/TV room, computer room, laundry room, bar

Clink Wharf

Clink Street Residence
Clink Street, SE1 9DG

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size GIA: 297m2
Year of Construction: c. 1860
Main Occupier: 

 

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Grosvenor House
141–143 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5TB

Building energy rating:  D - 86
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 220
Year of Construction: 1896 (Wild Street section: 1907-1915)
Main Occupiers: Postgraduate students
Facilities: Communal TV room, computer room, laundry room, mini kitchen in each room, LSE Nursery

 

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High Holborn Residence
178 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7AA

Building energy rating:  C - 60
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size (No. of Beds): 448
Year of Construction: 1995
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate, General Course and Postgraduate students
Facilities: Computer room, laundry room, two TV rooms, large communal lounge

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urbanest King's Cross
Canal Reach, London, N1C 4BD

Property Tenure: Nomination Agreement
Size (No. of Beds): 338
Year of Construction: 2013
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students
Facilities: Communal room, lounge and TV room, study rooms, kitchen access, computer room, laundry room, bicycle storage

Lilian Knowles Halls

Lilian Knowles House
50 Crispin Street, London, E1 6HQ

Property Tenure: Nomination Agreement
Size (No. of Beds): 360
Year of Construction: 1868
Main Occupiers: Postgraduate students
Facilities: Common room and TV room, computer room, laundry room

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Northumberland House
Edward VII Rooms, 8a Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY

Building energy rating:  C - 55
EMR condition: Grade B, functionality: Grade 2

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 370
Year of Construction: 1883-1887
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
Facilities: Computer room, laundry room

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Passfield Hall
1–7 Endsleigh Place, London, WC1H 0PW

Building energy rating:  C - 54
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 227
Year of Construction: c. 1830
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate and General Course students
Facilities: Dining hall, enclosed garden, TV/common room, bar, laundry room

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Rosebery Hall
90 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TY

Building energy rating:  D - 79
EMR condition: Grade C, functionality: Grade 3

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 316
Year of Construction: 1975
Main Occupiers: 1st year Undergraduate, General Course, Postgraduate students
Facilities: Communal area, computer room, laundry, bar

 

Sidney Webb

Sidney Webb House
159 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4WW

Property Tenure: Leasehold
Size (No. of Beds): 450
Year of Construction: 1998
Main Occupiers: Postgraduate students
Facilities: Communal TV room, computer room, laundry room

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urbanest Westminster Bridge
203 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7FR

Property Tenure: Nominations Agreement
Size (No. of Beds): 484
Year of Construction: 2015
Main Occupiers: Postgraduate/Undergraduate students
Facilities: Communal TV rooms, computer room, laundry room, swimming pool, gym, café, roof terrace

Social Facilities

Sportsground

Berrylands Sports Ground
LSE Sportsground, Windsor Avenue, New Malden Surrey, KT3 5HB

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 23 acres
Main Occupiers: Surrey County Cricket Club, Fulham Football Club, Ground Staff Accommodation
Facilities: All weather sports area, garage, grass pitches, pavilion, residential bungalow 

George

George IV pub
28 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HF

Building energy rating:  C - 58

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: 434.81 m²
Year of Construction: c.1900
Main Occupiers: Residential and Catering Services
Facilities: Pub on ground and 1st floors, Three staff flats on 2nd - 4th floors

White Horse

Ye Old White Horse
2 St Clements Lane, London, WC2 2HA

Property Tenure: Freehold
Size GIA: N/A
Year of Construction: c. 1800
Main Occupiers: Commercial tenant
Facilities: Pub