Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, the faculty’s iconic home, Bentham House, provides a range of teaching spaces, lecture rooms and computer facilities to support the activities of our students, academic…
Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, the faculty’s iconic home, Bentham House, provides a range of teaching spaces, lecture rooms and computer facilities to support the activities of our students, academic and professional staff.
Built in 1954, Bentham House was originally designed as the headquarters of the General and Municipal Workers Union, and was taken over by UCL Laws in 1965. It was awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage in 2014.
During the summer of 2015 a major redevelopment programme to expand and refurbish Bentham House began.
This project will significant improve the facilities we can offer to our community of students, staff, alumni and friends, and will give us the space for teaching, research and support services, as well as new social and common areas for events and informal learning.
Bentham House is expected to reopen in September 2017. You can find out more about the project and how Bentham House will change in the Transforming Bentham House section of our website.
Alternative accommodation for UCL Laws: Bidborough House
During the project to transform Bentham House, UCL Laws will be based at alternative accommodation in nearby Bidborough House.
Bidborough House is a modern seven-storey office building located less than ten minutes walk from the main UCL campus and Bentham House.
UCL Laws staff will be housed on the ground and first floors of Bidborough House.
UCL Laws students will be able to attend tutorials and meet with their personal tutors at Bidborough House. Students can also use the new UCL Laws Student Reception on the ground floor to access advice and support from the Undergraduate and Graduate Offices.
A computer cluster room and quiet study space is also available for students on the ground floor.
UCL Law Library
The UCL Law Collection is housed in the UCL Main Library, Wilkins Building. UCL Laws students and staff are also able to access a number of digital collections and databases, including Westlaw UK, the Lexis Library and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.
Postgraduate Research study space and common room at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
MPhil and PhD students at UCL Laws are able to make use of dedicated space at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in Russell Square.
While the redevelopment project to transform Bentham House is underway, postgraduate research students have access to a common room and quiet study space and computer cluster room at IALS.