The London Business School and Cordant Security partnership continues to develop with the latest addition to the portfolio being the 'Sammey Ofer Centre' , which was officially opened by the Royal family in September of this year.
Commissioned by London Business School Sheppard Robson was asked to create a state-of-the-art teaching centre in the Grade II listed Old Marylebone Town Hall and Library Annexe. The design included the insertion of a glazed entrance foyer linking the two buildings, and a new lecture theatre block. The period buildings were completely refurbished, retaining the ceremonial rooms in the Council House for use by Westminster Registrar’s Office.
The glazed link has a distinctive impact on the Marylebone Road elevation, reflecting the new use. While complementing the historic and architectural interest of the existing buildings, the link also created a dynamic entrance to the Business School.
The new teaching block replaced the 1960s section of the Council House to accommodate the six lecture theatres seating between 80 and 100 students. A folding partition between the two large lecture theatres on the first floor allows a combined room for 200 people, which will also be used by Westminster City Council for its meetings.
Mark Holmes added 'That our business interest with the London Business School has further growth potential and Cordant in partnership with our client look forward to future growth and success'