The Sammy Ofer Centre refurbishment continues apace

Refurbishment of the Grade II listed Old Marylebone Town Hall - now The Sammy Ofer Centre - is forging ahead. The preliminary work to prepare the structure for the main contractors is complete, and hoardings with displays telling the story of the building have been erected.

The main contractors started on site in early 2015 and the renovation, which will significantly increase the London Business School footprint, is scheduled for completion by late 2016. Once complete, the five-floor building with mezzanine will boast a new library, alumni centre and faculty suite, along with lounges, seminar, meeting and study rooms, lecture theatres and a boardroom.Y ou can see how the project is progressing via the live web camera.

The Old Marylebone Town Hall registry office, the most famous in the UK, will remain in use. It holds the birth, death and marriage records of the Royal family and famous names from Sir Winston Churchill to Sir Paul McCartney.

The building is within an easy walk of the Sussex Place campus. Once complete, it will increase our teaching and research space by 70%, and will provide a cutting edge learning environment for new generations of business leaders.

We once again wish to thank LBS alumnus Idan Ofer MSc15(1982) for the incredibly generous £25m donation pledged through the Idan and Batia Ofer Family Foundation. The iconic building has been named in honour of Idan’s late father, distinguished philanthropist and shipping magnate Sammy Ofer KBE.

Fly-through of SOC model:

Construction progress on the SOC site: