LSBU – The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

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’."

Beverley Jullien,
LSBU Pro-Vice Chancellor

  • Client:London South Bank University
  • Type:£8.3m
  • Status:Completed August 2013
  • Consultants:Gardiner & Theobald, Max Fordham, Conisbee, Cyril Sweett, Scott White Hookins
  • Contractor:Neilcott Construction Ltd
  • Photography:Simon Kennedy
  • Awards:Winner of the RICS 2015 Award for Regeneration, Civic Trust Commendation 2014, New London Awards 2014 Commendation, Highly Commended for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2014,
    Shortlisted for the RIBA Awards 2014.