Start Date: June 15, 2015
The times they are a-changin'...
The full LSE Public Realm Strategy shows the new Centre Building and Public square plans (p25)
A MESSAGE FROM LSE:
The LSE Centre Buildings Redevelopment is gathering momentum and we are gearing up to the demolition of our East Building, Clare Market, The Anchorage and part of St Clements before construction on the new building begins.
Monday 15th June will see the closure of Houghton Street and part of Clare Market as our appointed contractor, Cantillon, takes possession of the buildings due for demolition. Parts of Portugal Street and Clare Market will also be designated as a construction traffic zone, meaning that while pedestrians will still be able to access these areas, they will be closed to traffic.
LSE Estates are working hard to ensure that inconvenience is kept to a minimum, but the closure of our main ‘highroad’ will, of course, require some adjustment. Please do look at our map which details alternate pedestrian routes around campus while Houghton Street is closed.
This is a major milestone in the School’s ambitious programme of improving facilities and accommodation at LSE. We are a world class university and the Centre Buildings Redevelopment will provide a new building and public spaces which will reflect this standing while vastly improving the student experience and the public realm. The project’s sustainable design will complement and enhance our surroundings while still being uniquely identifiable as LSE.
At the same time, the School is well aware that all redevelopment projects have the potential to be disruptive and inconvenient to the main business of the School, our neighbours and visitors to the area. We very much appreciate your cooperation and seek this on a continuing basis as the Centre Building Redevelopment moves forward. There are bound to be times over the next few years when LSE life struggles to co-exist with building contractors but we are confident that our Estates Division has the experience and ability to ensure that life at LSE and around the Aldwych Campus will continue largely unaffected once we have become familiar with our new routes around the estate.
We will continually update our website as the project develops. For more on the Centre Buildings Redevelopment see http://lse.ac.uk/centrebuildings/