Irish architecture firm O’Donnell & Tuomey has received planning consent for the London School of Economic and Political Science’s new student centre in London, England.
Planning permission, granted by Westminster City Council, will enable the new centre to be built on St Philips site on LSE’s campus.
The £21.5m ($34m) student centre will house the students’ union, which includes a pub, learning cafe, exercise studio, roof terrace coffee and juice bar, fitness centre, media centre and activities spaces.
It will also house advice and representation centres, an inter-faith prayer centre, residences, accommodation, a sales and marketing office and an LSE careers service.
The building is expected to receive BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification and is set to be complete in 2013.
The school authority will soon appoint a contractor for the project.