Finalist in the AJ Retrofit Awards

Date posted: July 13, 2013

Our LSE Towers Reception project has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit award. The project is receiving positive feedback from client and end users.

“I have walked down Clement’s Inn Passage for the last five years, since LSE Cities moved into Tower 2. Usually I keep my eyes down to avert drab and the visually negative experience. Over the last few weeks and days, I have been intrigued by the gradual but steady transformation. The ground plane has become pleasant. The planting is sensitive and warm. There are places to sit and see the world go by. The colours and simplicity of the new entrance architecture makes a grey mess look bright, welcoming and clear. There is a real sense that we will all feel uplifted rather than depressed when we walk into the reborn towers. This is what good and simple design can do, and more of what the LSE needs across the campus. As an architect and urbanist, I really welcome the initiative and congratulate the Estates team and the architects.”

Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at LSE, director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme.