Glengall Road

  • Client: London School of Economics and Political Science/ Hollybrook
  • Architect: Stephen Marshall Architects
  • Contacts: Sean Tickle
  • LPA: London Borough of Southwark
The project comprises of the demolition of the existing building and the erection of a single replacement building of up to 15 storeys providing student accommodation (676 rooms) for LSE post-graduate students and associated facilities are provided on the upper floor.

35% of the student rooms proposed will meet the GLA’s criteria of affordable student housing. This will be a high-quality mixed use scheme also providing 2,375sqm of replacement employment floorspace with the student rooms above.

It will make efficient use of a brownfield site and provide much needed space for the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in a location that has excellent public transport connections (direct bus) to the LSE campus on Aldwych.

The employment floorspace on the ground and lower ground floors will provide a Creative Commercial Centre that can accommodate traditional B1c uses as well as new community spaces which will be owned and operated by the LSE (flexible B1c/D1).

The LSE space is intended to include an events space for talks and debates with postgraduate students and visiting lecturers, a community café, graduate workshops/studios for start-up businesses, and studio spaces where students can develop a mentorship programme with local residents.

It will be a highly energy efficient scheme achieving a 66% on site carbon reduction and will contribute to the public realm along Bianca Road with the continuation of the linear park in accordance with the objectives of the Old Kent Road AAP which is overlooked by the proposed employment floorspace.

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