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

18 January 2019 Moving

We’re excited to share a few photos of the work-in-progress in our new office building on 24 Bedford Row in our new monthly blog update.

Last year we confirmed the purchase of our new office building in Bloomsbury and the sale of our current offices in Drayton Gardens. Our developers are now in the process of restoring the six-storey building – complete with a new member events space.

We’re looking forward to moving in the Spring and welcoming you to our new premises. For now, take a look at the building so far and let us know what you think!


The prizes and membership area

Not quite fit for working in just yet, but the builders are busy getting things ready for our membership and prizes team to move in on the groundfloor. Check back here for an 'after' shot in a few weeks' time!

The members' events space

Don't worry, we won't be inviting you for drinks here just yet – but later this year you can expect a big, open space for you to meet and network with other members.

The lift

Like we said, it's still a work in progress, but we're pleased to be able to offer a lift soon for ease and accessibility.

The workspace

The carpets are down and the desks are in – it's one step at a time for our staff workspace.

The outside

Currently covered in scaffolding, but not for long. We can't wait to unveil it to you one day soon. 

We'll keep you updated

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Wendy Blumfield 18/01/2019 16:07:17
" It is so appropriate for the Society of Authors to be located in Bloomsbury where so many independent publishers flourished in the heyday of British publishing - before they were swallowed up by the large corporations. My first job back in the 1960s was with Secker and Warburg in John Street and how I loved roaming around the leafy squares of this beautiful part of London. I am also delighted that the renovations appear to be so sympathetic to the period of the house, retaining those wonderful traditional features that will never be found in the glass and steel towers of commercial London."
Sarah Gornall 18/01/2019 15:29:19
" This looks full of promise and in a great location.
Will there be space for book launches? If so, how can we book a space?"
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