LSE, The Marshall Building

London, UK

The Marshall Building is the third scheme we have completed for the LSE and was completed in 2021.

We provided MEP, environmental, lighting and BREEAM consultancy services for the project, which was led by Grafton Architects and achieved a BREEAM Excellent certification in design, with the same targeted in construction.

Our early stage parametric modelling of the site informed the façade design, while our MEP strategy focused on passive design and creating unique solutions to match the architect's aspirations for an expressive concrete structure with limited visible services.

We also conducted operational energy modelling with the university as part of our work and carried out a CFD (computational fluid dynamic) study for the lecture theatres to validate use of a low energy displacement ventilation system for thermal comfort high-occupancy areas.

The 10-storey building, which includes two basement levels and a split-level roof terrace, has a net usable area of 17,500 M², accommodates the university’s academic departments and offices.

The basement houses a double-height, sports hall (which is Sports England compliant), two squash courts, music practice rooms and showering and changing facilities.

On the ground floor is 'The Grand Hall' - a highly-flexible space, which is naturally ventilated with under-floor heating - as well as a theatre rehearsal suite, a café and catering facilities.

Teaching and other academic facilities are located on floors one and two, which also include six 90-seater Harvard lecture theatres, and 20-seater classrooms.

Floors three-to-nine house many LSE departments, including management, accounting and finance and the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship.


London, UK


Education, new build



Our Role

MEP Consultant/ Environmental Consultant/ Lighting Consultant/ IT Consultant/ BREEAM Consultant


London School of Economics


Grafton Architects

Structural Engineer


Project Manager


Cost Consultant

Gardiner and Theobold

Main Contractor