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LSE to launch yet another international design comp

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The London School of Economics (LSE) is to launch an international design competition for a new £100 million building in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

The competition, which the LSE said is pencilled in for the latter part of 2014, will further bolster the institution’s reputation for seeking world class architects for their new build projects.

The new site at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields is a stone’s throw from both the LSE’s nearly completed £21.5million Saw Swee Hock Student Centre designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey (pictured). It is also close to its Aldwych Campus site where Richard Rogers, Rem Koolhaas, Hopkins, Grafton Architects or Heneghan Peng are battling it out to build a £90million Global Centre for Social Sciences.

The site is currently occupied by an a modern eight-storey building which the LSE has just purchased for £80 million from current tenants Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

A spokesman said: ‘The building will be leased back to CRUK until they move to the Crick Institute at Kings Cross in 2016. The School intends to redevelop the site for university uses immediately following vacant possession.

‘We will be organising an international design competition in the latter part of 2014 to select an architect who will be able to respond to the challenges of this prominent site in a historic setting.’

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