The £8.3m Enterprise Centre is a university based innovation and incubator centre that contains a range of flexible office spaces and support facilities as well as a public cafe and gallery. It is a place where entrepreneurs, many of them postgraduate or former LSBU students, can receive support and the space they need for their business ideas to flourish.
Located within seventeen Grade II listed Georgian terraces, the 2,900sqm centre has a unique identity and provides a gateway to the University quarter with permeable pedestrian links through the site to other parts of the campus. Public areas at ground floor complete with specially created ‘shopfronts’ provide an active street frontage, making the centre inviting and accessible. At the rear, new parts of the building are grafted onto the backs of the old, wrapping around to provide a landscaped courtyard with well-lit seating areas and wayfinding. The circulation has been pulled out and expressed on the perimeter, forming the building’s interior facades and the courtyard’s boundary.
"This is a significant milestone in London South Bank University’s vision to become ‘London’s enterprising university’."
LSBU Pro-Vice Chancellor