The Marshall Building


The Marshall Building opened its doors to all new building occupants and users on 4 January 2022.

The School has invested £145m in this building, to improve the student and staff experience and the LSE campus environment. The opening of the building is a clear demonstration of our ambition to create a world class estate and a university quarter.

We welcome the support of donors in helping us to fulfil the vision set out and initiated by Paul Marshall’s transformational gift towards the building in 2015. 

The Marshall Building is a seminal new addition to LSE’s campus. Designed by Dublin-based Grafton Architects, the large, multi-purpose building occupies a pivotal position at the southern corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields and embeds LSE’s presence in one of London’s most iconic garden squares.

Fly through the Marshall Building to find out how it will look when completed in 2021. Fly through the Marshall Building to find out how it will look when completed in 2021.
Fly through of the Marshall Building Grafton Architects / FlashForward

The Design

In April 2016, LSE announced that Dublin based practice Grafton Architects had been selected as the winners of the international architectural competition to design The Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, the next major building project for the School.

The six shortlisted design submissions were part of a public exhibition held in March 2016.  Grafton's winning detailed design boards can be seen here.

What's in the new building

The building is home to the following departments and facilities:

  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Financial Markets Group
  • Systemic Risk Centre
  • The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching and learning
  • Sports Centre with multipurpose sports hall, squash courts and dynamic weights room 
  • Arts rehearsal facilities and music practice rooms
  • Café
  • Support and ancillary services

Building User Guide

Building User Guide containing useful information about how the building operates is available for all buidling occupants and users.

Project history

The development process was captured on live webcams throughout the build and with regular photo/video updates.



Something not working? Don’t walk past – report it!

In order to ensure the most effective response, we recommend you use the Estates Helpdesk online Service Request forms. Using this method will allow us to record and track your request in the most efficient way and you will be able to track progress too.

Estates Help Desk
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Tel: #7956
Tel: Emergency #2444 (direct dial: 020 7831 8713)

If you have any general feedback about the building please email: