Home to UCL’s Faculty of Laws since 1965, Bentham House is a Grade II listed building which was struggling to accommodate the growth in use by staff and students, with pressures on teaching space, office space and student services becoming more apparent with each academic year.
UCL set about a major renovation and extension of the building designed by Levitt Bernstein. At its core, the re-development has introduced a new atrium between Bentham House and the adjacent Gideon Schreier Wing building, creating a bright and spacious central hub which provides better connections between the two building at all levels.
Cutting-edge teaching and event spaces with greater capacity have been introduced with a new specialist study suite for graduate research students. Further additions include new common rooms, offices, meeting spaces and computer cluster rooms which all contribute to improve the facilities and offer 1,500 sq.m of additional space.
Shadbolt were asked to assist with the project, manufacturing and supplying bespoke FSC® certified FD30 and FD60 fire and acoustic performance factory-primed for paint doors and framesets.