Awarded the London Building of the Year 2014 by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Saw Swee Hock Centre has a set of unique, versatile, state-of-the-art central London venues available for your conference, meeting, lecture, film screening, reception, party or nightclub event.

With capacities ranging from 10 to 1,000 guests, the Saw Swee Hock Centre offers a variety of spaces in the heart of London for your corporate and private events – 7 days a week.

The £25-million LSE Saw Swee Hock Centre opened to huge critical acclaim in January 2014 as the first new building on the LSE campus for more than 40 years. It is home to  LSE Students’ Union, and all bookings are managed by them.

The centre is named after Professor Saw Swee Hock, an alumnus from Singapore, who received his PhD from LSE in 1963. Professor Saw Swee Hock kindly donated £2 million towards the construction of the building to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his graduation.

BREEAM Outstanding and temperature self-regulating, the centre is constructed from 17,000 hand-made bricks, which have been cast at angles to create the building’s unique aesthetic. The perforated bricks create a sense of privacy while still allowing beautiful views across Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the LSE campus.

The Saw Swee Hock Centre bookings are managed and organised by LSE Students’ Union. We are a registered charity organisation. By working with us, you are directly supporting a charity organisation that provides student voice empowerment, community building opportunities and social activities for the students at LSE.


RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 | Shortlisted

RIBA National Award 2014 | Winner

RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2014 | Winner

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) | Winner of Best International Award 2014

Building Reviews

University challengeReview

Architecture: From student life to high lifeThe New Review, The Observer

2014 Brick Award WinnersThe RIBA Journal 2014

‘Excellent Ordinary’ architecture makes art of even the humblest of buildingsThe Independent

Why the Shard isn’t a shoo-inThe Telegraph

Saw Swee Hock student centre – reviewThe Observer

LSE’s new students’ union: a lesson in architectural origamiThe Guardian