O'Donnell & Tuomey wins planning for LSE project
O’Donnell & Tuomey’s new students’ centre for the London School of Economics has been awarded planning permission by Westminster Council.
The £21.5 million scheme is the LSE’s first new building for more than four decades, and it is hoped it will be completed in 2013.
Howard Davies, director of LSE, said: “This exciting and sustainable building will facilitate a step-change in the quality of the estate and the student experience and will meet our aspiration of having the best students’ building in the UK.”
The centre in Aldwych will house the Students’ Union – complete with venue, pub, learning café, exercise studio, roof terrace coffee and juice bar, fitness centre, media centre, and meeting space for societies.
The Irish firm’s design for the centre was selected by LSE chiefs from a strong shortlist comprising David Chipperfield, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, de Rijke Marsh Morgan and 3XN.