London School of Economics (LSE) has invited expressions of interest for its next major building project; the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields (44LIF), which will be known as the Paul Marshall Building. 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields was purchased by LSE in 2013 from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) who remain in occupation until their move to the new Francis Crick Institute in 2017.
Following its redevelopment, the new building on the site of 44LIF will house a number of academic and research departments including the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. Paul Marshall is a major benefactor of the School and the Marshall Institute will make its permanent home in the new building at 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields which will take his name.
LSE has established a reputation in the last decade of commissioning high quality, innovative and sustainable architecture. The construction of a major new university building on the site of 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields will cement this reputation. This international competition, run in conjunction with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), follows the School's previous two successful RIBA competitions.
The School has instigated its third RIBA international design competition to procure a design response which will achieve the following:
The Invitation for Expressions of Interest and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents can be downloaded from the Supporting Information. Please look at these documents for more information on the competition objectives and the selection process.
The outline programme for the design competition process is set out below. Please note this programme is draft and is subject to change.
|23 September 2015||Competition Launched|
|19 October 2015||Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest|
|Mid November 2015||Shortlisted teams notified|
|w/c 11 January 2016||Design competition brief issued to shortlisted teams|
|w/c 25 January 2016||Mid competition workshops|
|19 February 2016||Shortlisted submission deadline|
|22 February – 04 March 2016||Public Exhibition of design submissions|
|Between 24 Feb – 01 March 2016||Contract & cost clarification meetings|
|Friday 04 March 2016||Contract & cost submissions received from shortlisted teams|
|22 February – 04 April 2016||Competition submission evaluation by LSE & advisory team|
|13 April 2016||Final interviews|
|End April 2016||Selection of preferred design team confirmed|