Centre Building (CBG)


LSE’s Centre Building, a state of the art flexible and highly sustainable academic and teaching building, designed by renowned architects Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners was completed in June 2019.

Find out more about the project below: 

Where is the Centre Building

Campus map showing CBG on Houghton Street


What is in new building

The building offers purpose built academic facilities for the Directorate and the following Departments:

  • School Meeting Rooms - Level 12
  • Directorate - Level 11
  • Department of International Relations - Levels 7 - 10
  • European Institute - Levels 5 - 7
  • School of Public Policy - Level 5
  • International Inequalities Institute - Levels 5 & 4
  • Department of Government - Levels 3 & 4

Basement, ground, first and second levels consist of:

  • Ground floor Beveridge cafe
  • LSE style lecture theatre, allowing for traditional style teaching as well as collaborative group work.
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    LSE style lecture theatre
  • 2 Harvard style lecture theatres
  • 200 seater flat auditorium which can be used for both lectures and events
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    Basement Auditorium
  • 14 seminar rooms seating between 20 and 60
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    Seminar room
  • 234 study spaces featuring a range of furniture configurations to offer opportunties for group work and individual silent study.

Publicly accessible roof terraces on levels 2, 6 and 12



Building User Guide

A Building User Guide containing useful information about how the building operates was published for all building occupants and users.

History and archaeology of the CBG site

The new development replaced four outdated, inefficient central campus buildings that were not fit for purpose, discover a short history of each...

Archaeology South-East/CAA completed the archaeological excavation between March and May 2016, see what they found.....


Talk to us

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to:  Estates.Centrebuildings@lse.ac.uk