From the 17 September the LI will be headquartered at one of London’s greenest buildings

Street view of Charles Darwin House
Street view of Charles Darwin House

The LI is to set up a new HQ at Charles Darwin House, in Bloomsbury, London, from Friday 17 September. The LI will make its new home alongside the British Ecological Society, The Biochemical Society and the Society for Experimental Biology.

This consortium of three organisations bought and refurbished Charles Darwin House to a BREEAM Excellent standard. The building design ensures low-environmental impact, low emissions of VCOs, highly energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and low water-use systems.

Alastair McCapra, LI CEO, said that the office is a fantastic opportunity for the Landscape Institute and one that supported the long-term financial stability of the LI: “Our present office in Great Portland Street is too big and too expensive, and the new space will cut our costs in half.” However, he went on to say that the benefits offered by Charles Darwin House were much more than cheaper office space.

“Sharing space in this way gives us two fantastic advantages. Firstly the building has excellent meeting facilities and it is set up to host seminars and conferences with up to 120 delegates. This means that for the first time we will be able to host events in our own offices. Secondly it means that we will find ourselves working more collaboratively with other like-minded bodies.”

There will be a brief interruption of service from the LI secretariat for a few days from 17 September. However, it is hoped that once the office is established, as many members as possible will take advantage of the facilities in the new building.

Updated contact details for all LI staff can be found on our website.

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