London School of Economics: Bankside House Mock Up Rooms

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London School of Economics: Bankside House Mock Up Rooms

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Sykes & Son were appointed as Principal Contractor to form three prototype bedrooms – a studio room, single en-suite and short stay hotel room at Bankside House hall of residence.

The three prototype rooms were formed as part of a pilot scheme in advance of a major planned residential extension project. The three rooms were built to accurately represent the different room types that would be created as part of the main development. Rooms were to be fully functional in terms of power, data and services, as they were to be let on a commercial basis.

Works included modifications to services to incorporate new showers and a kitchen pod into one of the rooms. The scheme included a broad range of finishes to allow informed decisions to be made regarding the future project.

Bankside House is situated within a 25 minute walk of the LSE campus on the South Bank of the river Thames near to the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and just behind the Tate Modern art gallery.

Built in 1996, Bankside House is the LSEs largest hall of residence, currently housing up to 617 students, in 527 single and 45 twin rooms.

The proposed extension will add 104 extra rooms to the residence in the 3 additional storeys.

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