Transforming Bentham House

We need to expand. In response to an ageing building, modern methods of learning, and a growing student and faculty body, we have a critical need for more and better quality space for teaching, research and professional services, as well as improved common and social areas.

In October 2014, UCL received planning approval and Listed Building Consent for a £18.5m redevelopment project from architects Levitt Bernstein to extend and enhance our historic home.

Our existing building, Bentham House, will soon be re-planned to create additional space, improving accessibility and integrating all existing parts of the Faculty, while maintaining and protecting our much-loved home for the future.

During the works to Bentham House, it will not be possible for the Faculty to occupy the building. From August 2015 until the project’s expected completion date in the 2017-18 academic year, UCL Laws will be based at alternative accommodation on the UCL Bloomsbury Campus, in nearby Bidborough House.

You can find out more about this project, our alternative accommodation, and how it will affect you, below.