CGI of London Business School's Sammy Ofer Centre. Photo: Sheppard Robson
Ellen Forster

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Contractor appointed to London Business School project

Wates Construction has been appointed to redevelop Old Marylebone Town Hall on behalf of London Business School.

LBS, which acquired the building from Westminster City Council in 2013, is set to build a triangle of educational facilities between Sussex Place, the Taunton Centre and Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Wates will partially demolish the property, followed by restructuring of the former Westminster Council House and annexe buildings, plus the construction of new auditoriums.

The development, which is part-funded by a £25m donation from Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer, was designed by architectural firm Sheppard Robson.

The new three-storey building will have six lecture theatres, 35 seminar rooms, a library, offices and faculty spaces.

Wates Construction London managing director Phil Shortman said: “It’s an honour for Wates to be entrusted with the preservation of such an iconic landmark and we are very much looking forward to working with London Business School and Westminster City Council to breathe new life into this exceptional building.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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