Big news for the London Business School, which is planning for major growth! Of course it’s exciting when a school’s success leads to growth, but here, the story is big in another way.
The building into which they’ll be expanding is the Old Marylebone Town Hall, an almost 100-year-old landmark building and celebrity wedding hotspot (including the nuptials of Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Melanie Griffith, and Antonio Banderas).
Andrew Likierman, dean of LBS, remarks: “This is something we have been very keen to do otherwise the school couldn’t expand the way we want it to….This really provides for us for expansion for the next 50 years.”
Along with the campus addition, the top British b-school expects to receive larger endowment and to further grow its MBA and executive education programs.
(Sources: “London Business School to expand into landmark building,” Financial Times and “London Gets Iconic Building For Expansion,” Poets & Quants.)