Project Description

LSHTM – Keppel Street Refurbishment

Client: LSHTM

Role: Project Management

Sector: Higher Education


Keppel Street is the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s principal building. It houses most of their research and development facilities, and is key to the success of the School as an institution, in terms of attracting the best professionals, students and research grants. A strategic study of the existing building and facilities was carried out prior to the project, detailing how facilities could be amended, improved, refurbished or extended to meet the future requirements of the school.

Project Scope

The Keppel Street Project entails the upgrade of the building, with the overall works, anticipated to take around five years to complete! The project consists of a number of key phases. The first Stage of the upgrade including the creation of 550m2 of laboratory space on the second and third floors of the North Courtyard infill. Construction works were procured through a construction management route, which was valued at around £7.5m.

Phase 1 included the following elements:

  • Office refurbishments to ground and first-floor offices.
  • Second-floor laboratory refurbishment and third-floor office refurbishment.
  • Ground-floor rear-wing offices and central shared space,
  • Lower ground-floor teaching, office and shared space, connect the Phase 3 ground-floor office to new services.
  • first-floor offices, connect the Phase 3 first-floor office to new services.