Moving on up: SoA's new office (March gallery)

15 March 2019 Moving

IMPORTANT: 24 Bedford Row is still a building site and we do not at present have a suitable area to receive visitors. For your own safety, please wait until we announce the opening of our ground floor members' area before visiting us in person.

We're a few days away from packing up the rest of our boxes and moving into our new home in Bloomsbury. There will be some disruption to our services while we make the transition – you can read about that here – so we greatly appreciate your patience in the meantime.

For now, we have a few more photos of the new building to share with you. There have been some huge improvements – including losing most of the scaffolding – and we're able to move our staff in safely over the next couple of weeks.

The outside

Look, no scaffolding! You'll be able to enter our event space through this entrance and say hello to our Prizes and Membership departments. Plus, our new lift will take you up once you're inside, so you can check out the rest of our new home.

Our member space

Things are coming along nicely in our member space and we're looking forward to being able to welcome you here during the summer. We'll let you know when the space is ready to visit and organise events. We promise it won't look like this forever.

The staff floors

Ready to go! We'll be moving our staff and equipment in from Thursday 21 March until Tuesday 26 March, so until then there may be some disruption to our services.

The human chain

As a side hustle, our team also enjoy the odd bout of manual labour – here they are slogging boxes from the basement all the way up to the groundfloor in our current offices at Drayon Gardens, ready to ship to the new building. Thankfully, they're still standing (and smiling).

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