LSE, The Marshall Building

London, UK

The Marshall Building is the third scheme we have completed for the LSE and is due to be completed in winter 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 the architects aspirations for an expressive concrete structure with limited visible services.

We also conducted operational energy modelling with the LSE as part of our work and carried out a CFD 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, and will accommodate 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.

The ground floor houses 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 includes six 90-seater Harvard lecture theatres, and 20-seater classrooms.

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

Location

London, UK

Type

Education, new build

Size/Area

17,500m2

Our Role

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

Client

London School of Economics

Architect

Grafton Architects

Structural Engineer

AKT II

Project Manager

3PM

Cost Consultant

Gardiner and Theobold

Main Contractor

Mace