• Architecture
  • Education

Faculty of Laws, UCL, Camden

About:

UCL’s Faculty of Laws has increasing numbers of staff and students and requires improved facilities to enhance its reputation as a world-class study centre. Our design will fully integrate all existing parts of Bentham House – a Grade II listed former Union Headquarters – and the adjacent mid-20th century Gideon Schreier Wing within the predominantly Georgian conservation area.

A new atrium between the two buildings provides access to all levels and a welcoming, legible heart to the faculty. We will also add multi-purpose teaching/seminar spaces on the lowest floors, with new offices and support spaces on those above. Portland stone unites the street façade, as well as upgrading the walls and modernising the building. Sustainability measures include a highly insulated envelope and an array of photovoltaic panels.

For more details, read our Project Story.

Project Details:

Rationalising Grade II listed and mid-century buildings to create a new home for UCL’s Faculty of Laws.

Client: University College London

Construction Value: £16.5m

Completion: 2018

Location: Camden

Awards:

  • AJ Retrofit Awards 2018, Higher and Further Education: Finalist

Image: Tim Crocker