Mace has started construction on the £140m Marshall Building Site at the LSE.
The demolition of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the former home of Cancer Research UK, has been completed by McGee Demolition, who were appointed directly by the LSE.
Mace has now confirmed it has taken control of the site and will be working over the next two and a half years to deliver a landmark academic facility for the university and its students. The facility, designed by Grafton Architects, is estimated to be complete by 2021.
The building will house The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, as well as the academic departments of Accounting, Finance and Management. The building will also be home to a number of sports and arts rehearsal facilities, including a Sports England standard multi-purpose sports hall for use by both staff and students.
Over the last four years, Mace has been working in conjunction with the LSE on the construction of a £123m Centre Buildings Redevelopment Project. This project is due to be completed in time for the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year, and involves the construction of thirteen-story and six-story connected towers at the Aldwych campus.
Kenneth Kinsella, the Director of Capital at the LSE commented: “This is a real milestone for the project, and we look forward to working with Mace over the next two years to turn our plans for the Marshall Building into reality.
The demolition of the existing buildings has gone very well, and our success to date is a reflection of all of the hard work put into the project so far by the entire team.”
Terry Spraggett, Managing Director of Public Sector Construction at Mace, said: “The LSE are a fantastic client, always pushing us to be more ambitious… The Marshall Building will be an iconic addition to the LSE’s campus, and we have been working closely with the architects, Grafton, to bring this ground-breaking design to life.”
CGI of the Marshall Building, designed by Grafton Architects