Sustainable UCL


Bloomsbury Theatre

The redevelopment of UCL’s Bloomsbury Theatre has presented a major opportunity to improve energy efficiency and wellbeing for building users.

This includes the introduction of new lighting, as well as improved heating and ventilation systems which will enhance comfort.

The building will also benefit from much improved accessibility for both visitors and performers.

The project is being managed under the Ska HE rating system, which UCL helped to develop, and is on track for the highest ‘Gold’ certification. This helped to identify low-impact products and materials, as well as opportunities for improved waste management. The teak slats which were removed from the auditorium have been reused for a variety of purposes ranging from furniture to sculpture and even a staircase.