• Architecture
  • Education

Kathleen Lonsdale Building, Camden


The Kathleen Lonsdale Building is a substantial Grade II listed, 7,200m2, five storey building on Gower Place. It was constructed in 1915 as the first purpose built Chemistry building for UCL, but has subsequently been adapted to suit the needs of different departments.

Our proposals focus on radically rethinking movement through the building, improving its legibility and rationalising spaces to make them work more effectively. A variety of break out areas, a new student hub, and innovative furniture solutions create opportunities for collaborative team working, small informal meetings and social interaction. The project consolidates the Earth Sciences department and also improves facilities for the Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences.

Project Details:

Rationalising and refurbishing a Grade II listed teaching facility in the heart of UCL's campus.

Client: University College London

Construction Value: £13m

Completion: 2017

Location: Camden