London School of Economics refurbishment
Grade II listed interior refurbishment with new teaching areas, lecture theatres and glazed pavillion
This was a complex refurbishment and fit out of a Grade II listed, eight-storey building for the London School of Economics (LSE).
The school had acquired the 10,500 sq m building at 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and appointed Willmott Dixon Interiors to carry out a full internal re-fit.
The main work challenges included:
- Demolition and soft-strip of existing fixtures and fittings.
- Creating two Harvard-style lecture theatres and fitting services in low-ceiling rooms.
- Restoration of heritage areas, including repair of damaged cornices using hand-made moulds.
- Transforming lower floors into brightly-lit modern working spaces.
- Construction of a new glazed entrance pavilion and Harvard Style lecture theatres.
New M&E services were installed throughout. The fit-out included new partitions – forming new academic and teaching areas – as well as decorating throughout and providing all flooring finishes.
The upgraded building now now contains offices, teaching rooms, seminar rooms, lecture theatres, a cafe and kitchens.
- BREEAM Very Good and an EPC rating of C
- Over 97% of waste diverted from landfill
- Recycling of 3,300 sq m of ceiling tiles meant carbon savings of 5,142 kg
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