Wizo quits West End

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIP­MAN New home will be ‘a vi­brant hub’

AF­TER HALF-A-CEN­TURY in cen­tral Lon­don, Wizo UK will be mov­ing from its Baker Street premises to a more prac­ti­cal lo­ca­tion.

The women’s char­ity ex­pects to trans­fer to north-west Lon­don of­fices by the end of the year. Wizo House in Glouces­ter Place — given to the or­gan­i­sa­tion 50 years ago by the Si­eff fam­ily — is be­ing sold.

As well as tak­ing the HQ out of the con­ges­tion charg­ing zone, the move will make it eas­ier for most mem­bers to visit.

Wizo UK’s Francine Barsam said the West End build­ing was “very old and needs re­pair. The cost or re­pair would be sig­nif­i­cant and we need a mod­ern open-plan fa­cil­ity. The de­ci­sion has been wel­comed by all our staff.”

Wizo UK chair Lo­raine War­ren felt the move would pro­vide “a fresh and vi­brant hub for mem­bers, sup­port­ers and the staff team”.

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