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LSE Library, Lionel Robbins Building

Completion Date Ongoing

Contract Value £10m

Client London School of Economics and Political Science

Starting in 2012 ArchitecturePLB have delivered a range of Projects within the LSE Lionel Robbins Building as part of a programme to update the library and accommodate new collections and activities. Projects span four floors and have ranged from specialist secure, climate controlled archives and exhibition space to informal, group and silent study spaces.

'The Women’s Library @ LSE' Reading Room was designed in consultation with the LSE Library team, learning from the latest best practice at institutions such as the National Archives at Kew. The Reading Room is supported by a new secure, climate controlled archive store on the Lower Ground Floor and a publicly accessible exhibition space on the Ground Floor.

The latest in the programme of works delivered by ArchitecturePLB is LSE LIFE, a new academic, personal and professional development centre housed within the Library. We were tasked with developing a design that provided a mix of social, quiet and collaborative areas, which reflect new ways of learning and approaches to education.