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London School of Economics

March 19, 2024

tp bennett/COBE have been named as one of the six practices’ shortlisted to redevelop Bankside House in Southwark, London for leading university London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), alongside their development partners, a consortium of Bouygues UK and Equitix.

This collaboration will bring our combined expertise to design a landmark scheme for the redevelopment of Bankside House. The site is LSE’s largest student residence and the redevelopment will support the prestigious institution in its aim to offer bed space to every first year student from 2030.

Neighbouring the Tate Modern, the development prioritises environmental sustainability, health & wellbeing and affordability to deliver an outstanding student experience.

Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, LSE commented “This location will require a piece of world class architecture which will meet the ambitions of both LSE and Southwark. The calibre of this shortlist is a testament to each studio’s exceptional design and delivery standards – each in their own design language.

The other finalists include Allies and Morrison, Carmody Groarke and Sheppard Robson, AHMM, RSHP with Tigg Coll, and SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill).

The competition commenced in in late January 2024, with a core team to be in place by April 2024.