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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Global Centre for Social Sciences, LSE | Aldwych | 13 fl

The LSE has recently that Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won a competition to design a new centre for social sciences at the London School of Economics, which will be on Houghton Street/Clare Market.

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/11/19/rog...-of-economics/

http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/ne...Sciences-.aspx

http://www.lse.ac.uk/aboutLSE/meetTh...nn-Fields.aspx










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In recent years the LSE has also been busy buying up property adjoining it's campus on neighbouring Lincoln's Inn field, as it seeks to expand it's academic facilities and campus.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirectio...AroundLSE.aspx

The Current Cancer Research building is directly to the right of the building marked 50L with the Royal College of Surgeons being next door and separating it from the other new LSE Building at 32 Lincolns Inn (32L on the Map). The new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is marked as NSC (New Student Centre) on the Map. Hougton Street and Clare Market are also clearly visible on the map.



Recent acquisitions have included -

The New Academic Building in Lincolns Inn Field which was opened by the Queen in 2008



The Cancer Research Building at Lincolns Inn Field, which will become part of the LSE when the current Cancer Research facility moves to the new Francis Crick Institute behind the British Library in 2015.



Whilst the new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the LSE is due to open shortly.



32 Lincolns Inn Field (the Old Land Registry Building) - opened in January 2013, and which now serves as the the main Economics Department Building at the LSE.




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Whilst the ugly New Court building (which doesn't belong to the LSE) on nearby Carey Street is set to be spruced up and sold as luxury apartments.

http://www.costar.co.uk/en/assets/ne...-Carey-Street/










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Such a shame that LSE couldn't afford to buy that building, since it's right at the heart of their campus and completely the wrong place for luxury flats
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Such a shame that LSE couldn't afford to buy that building, since it's right at the heart of their campus and completely the wrong place for luxury flats
It certainly would make a good acquisition for the LSE given it's location, and it's a building that's ripe for demolition and redevelopment. I also question the need for luxury flats beside the LSE Campus and feel it's a wasted opportunity, however the building is not going to win any beauty contests and any refurbishment can only improve it.
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This will look great. I like the red details.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #7
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More PMs went to LSE than Oxbridge combined. The Old Curiosity Shop, south of Lincoln's Inn was redeveloped, I think?
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #8
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More PMs went to LSE than Oxbridge combined. The Old Curiosity Shop, south of Lincoln's Inn was redeveloped, I think?
The LSE is world famous and has produced a ot of great world leaders.

In terms of the nearby Old Curiosity Shop, the building dates back to 1567 and is thankfully listed as an important part of our national heritage.

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When can we expect the new centre for social sciences to be constructed?

LSE is a brillant institution, every year it is making monumental gains in global university rankings.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 04:49 AM   #10
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When can we expect the new centre for social sciences to be constructed?

LSE is a brillant institution, every year it is making monumental gains in global university rankings.
The initial plan by Rogers Stirk Harbour have only just been chosen, so the actual completion will of course be a number of years away, however the LSE have wasted little time on previous projects and will no doubt be eager to improve their facilities as quickly as possible.

It's worth noting that London has more top global universities than any other individual city according to QS Worldwide University Rankings, with the city's UCL and Imperial College London both ranked among the world's top five universities, and the LSE only second to Harvard in the world for social sciences, whilst Kings College London also makes the global top twenty.

http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...-cities/london

http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...=false+search=


As well as the LSE, other major London Universities and Research Centres are also investing heavily in terms of new buildings and campuses, with Imperial planning an impressive new campus at White City, King's College building a superb new campus at Canada Water and UCL being heavily involved in both the Francis Crick Institute as well as still considering a new campus based to the East, despite it's Olympic Park plans being scrapped. In terms of the Olympic Park, Loughborough a traditionally very sporty university will be building new facilities at the Olympic Park, whilst in terms of arts and culture the establishment of the new University of the Arts is of major significance in terms of London's standing as a global centre for art education.

Here's Imperial's plans for the new Imperial West Campus at White City

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/imperialwest





London is also home to the British Library with over 150 million items, as well as the National Archive at Kew, London Metropolitan Archive, BBC Archive, part of the BFI Archive as well as numerous libraries and archives belonging to London's vast array of Museum, Scientific and Professional Associations. On top of this London is home to a massive public library service with over 395 branches and over 17 million books, whilst there are tens of millions more books and artefacts in University libraries and Academic Institutions across London. London and indeed the UK's scale as an international knowledge hub is both impressive and awe inspiring.






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Official website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/LSESer...tion-2013.aspx


Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners have won the design competition for the new GCSS building at the London School of Economics:

- Building Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour scoops £90m LSE project

- Arch Daily: Rogers Stirk Harbour Announced as Winner of LSE Competition



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  • Cost: £90 million ($150m)
  • Floors: 14
  • Location: Aldwych WC2

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Old December 4th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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I gave the project it's own thread in light of the other recent massive changes to the LSE Campus regarding the new developments on Lincolns Inn field and with reference to the Cancer Research Building which is to become part of the LSE in 2015 when Cancer Research moves to the new Francis Crick Institute, something your post does not address. Whilst the new student centre and other changes to the campus are also worthy of acknowledgement or are you suggesting that just because you made a previous post that no more posts should be made in respect of changes to the LSE Campus.??
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I wasn't contesting the creation of this thread, I merely quoted recent news regarding the design-status of an involved project.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #14
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I wasn't contesting the creation of this thread, merely quoting recent news regarding the design-status of a project.
I am sorry SE9, you are actually a good contributor to SSC.

I just sometimes get sick of posting something on forums only for someone to point out that it's been posted somewhere before in the bowels of the forum and then become all protective over the fact that they were first to post this news story.

Clearly you are just showing your initial post out of interest rather than making some demand that I cease and desist from making any more comments regarding something that has already been posted, which believe me has happened on some forums before.
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Ah I understand, no worries

Any idea when the Social Sciences project will be submitted to the Council?
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Ah I understand, no worries

Any idea when the Social Sciences project will be submitted to the Council?
Cheers SE9

As for submission to the Council I suspect something will be announced early in 2014.
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A couple of interesting facts about British Science -

According to Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, one in five of the world's biggest-selling prescription drugs are developed in the UK.

Whilst the UK with less than 1% of the worlds population and less than 3% of global investment produces over 15% of the worlds most influential scientific papers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/24206119


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Britain is home to GlaxoSmithKline, the largest European drug maker, and AstraZeneca. The industry adds about £7.5 billion a year to the economy, and one in five of the world's top treatments was developed in Britain, according to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/bu...e.4663653.html
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The Royal Marsden (London) and its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, have discovered or developed more new anti-cancer drugs than the National Cancer Institute in the USA.

http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/priva...expertise.aspx

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“Our research is behind 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide today. Our work has underpinned the huge progress we are now seeing in preventing more deaths from lung cancer. And our progress over decades has helped to develop radiotherapy as a major form of treatment for half of all cancer patients.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...-year-low.html

Whilst British Scientists Peter Manfield and Godfrey Hounsfield were instrumental in the development of the MRI Machines and CT Scanners used to diagnose conditions such as Cancer and were awarded Noble Prizes for their efforts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mansfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Hounsfield




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One of the largest current developments in terms of Medical Research Facilities in the world, the Francis Crick Institute is currently under development in London and scheduled to open in 2015. Named after Francis Crick who with James D. Watson and Maurice Wilkins was noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule at the University of Cambridge in 1953 for which they were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine - "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material'.

http://www.crick.ac.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crick_Institute



The University of Cambridge New Biomedical Campus

http://cambridge-biomedical.com/



Britain is also home to a number of large medical charities and significant trust funds such as the Wellcome Trust.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellcome_Trust


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In this recent BBC series -Science Britannica , Professor Brian Cox charts the history and influence of British Science.





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Rogers LSE scheme gets go ahead - looks like classic Rogers.

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/8...id=Newsletter2
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