Centre Buildings Redevelopment set to open on schedule in June

Image courtesy of New London Development The Centre Buildings Redevelopment (CBR), the 13-storey building opposite the library that includes more than a dozen seminar rooms as well as hundreds of study spaces and a cafe, is set to open on…

Student Petition to Remove Benches Hits 47k Signatures

Over the past week, the petition started by a group of LSE students to remove “anti-homeless” benches from outside the Library plaza cafe has received a further 47,000 signatures. Its organisers told The Beaver: “We’re delighted to see the mass…

LSE Defend New Benches Amid Upcoming Review

Following our previous article, LSE has released several statements regarding the rationale behind the newly installed benches which have sparked public concern. There are two officially stated reasons behind the new benches: the first being “extreme anti-social behaviour in the…

Accusations of ‘Hostile Architecture’ Made Against LSE

New benches have been installed outside LSE Library within the past month. Long silver benches have been replaced with those with the additional gaps and armrests often cited as ‘defensive’, ‘anti-homeless’ or ‘hostile’ architecture. The Beaver news team was made…

LSE Purchases Nuffield Building

Last week, LSE confirmed they had formally acquired a 155-year leasehold of Nuffield Building, currently part of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) headquarters, which is attached to 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. It will be transferred to the School in…