Keppel Street

A phased programme of works is planned for the Keppel Street building designed by Ian Ritchie Architects. Phase 1 involves building new laboratories and improved infrastructure inside the relatively modern North Courtyard building. Later phases will see investment in the original 1929 building to reconfigure and refurbish offices and other space for long term sustainability.

Tavistock Place

The new building at Tavistock Place has been designed by BMJ Architects with input from staff representatives. It will be situated on LSHTM land behind the existing building in Tavistock Place. Planning permission was originally granted by Camden Council for a joint project with UCL following consultation with residents and partners. The plans have been amended slightly as although we continue to work with our partners at UCL, it is no longer a joint project. The new building will be smaller than the original proposal with one basement level rather than two and it will no longer have as much plant on the roof.

Find out more on the Tavistock Place project update page

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. A Construction Management Plan (CMP) has been produced for the project and approved by Camden.


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