Improving our Buildings

We are improving our buildings to provide a high quality, flexible and sustainable environment for research and education. Investment in our infrastructure is a key part of the LSHTM 2017-22 strategy. A new building at Tavistock Place and refurbishment of Keppel Street will enhance our ability to improve health worldwide.

Tavistock building project
Architect image of new Tavistock building

About the project

The School has grown significantly over the past five years, with its annual income increasing from £100m in 2010/11 to £167m in 2015/16. To continue our important work and to ensure we can sustain and expand our world-class research and teaching, we need up-to-date facilities.  We are building new research and office facilities behind our existing Tavistock Place building. This will provide more than 2,500m2 of working space and replace a shed previously used for storage. The historic Keppel Street building will also benefit from a much-needed refurbishment to include new laboratory facilities, better use of available space and upgrades to the infrastructure.

A​ctivities on the two sites will complement and enhance each other to maximise real-world impact. Through research excellence, global reach and impact, we will continue to work with partners to find solutions to the most important challenges in health.

Planning permission and community

The School is working closely with all necessary regulatory authorities including Camden Council, as well as representatives of the local community, staff and other stakeholders.   


For further information about the developments please email the Community Engagement Coordinator Vicky Ratcliffe -