Our new London headquarters will serve to bring the members of legal world and other interested and influential people, with whom we already work so closely, right into the heart of the Institute.
BIICL's location in central London allows us to engage with our key stakeholders from around the world. We organise more than 70 seminars, conferences, panels and rapid response briefings each year directly benefitting around 4,500 attendees. Our events attract eminent and expert speakers, and participants, from today's legal and business worlds, governments and international organisations.
Our offices are located over two floors of a Grade II* listed building, overlooking Russell Square. The building as a whole has had no major infrastructure improvements since it was built in 1976. We are now undertaking a major refurbishment and reconfiguration of our space. One of the major factors driving this decision is our commitment to bringing most of our events and outreach, training and dissemination activities in-house.
It is estimated that the total cost to BIICL of the works will be in the region of £1.5million. Much of this relates to essential upgrading and installation of new services, secondary glazing, improved sound reduction and air circulation.
As a result of prudent financial management, we are able to draw down funds from our reserves to contribute to these costs, leaving approximately £1 million to be raised through the BIICL 60+ Appeal.
There are a number of opportunities to donors to give their name to our new rooms and spaces.
Here are examples of how your donation could help: