• Architecture
  • Education

Faculty of Laws, UCL, Camden


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.

View our sketchbook entry here.

Project Details:

Rationalising a Grade II listed former Union Headquarters and an adjacent mid-century modern building to create a new hub, teaching spaces and improve accessibility for students and staff.

Client: University College London

Construction Value: £16.5m

Completion: 2018

Location: Camden

Image: Tim Crocker