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RCOG Fellows and Members

Fellows and Members Room

Located on the ground floor, next to the Reading and Quiet Room, will be an area exclusively for Fellows, Members and trainees of the College to work, revise and socialise.

The room will create a professional and welcoming environment for members to meet and collaborate.

Artist's impression of RCOG Members and Fellows Lounge at Union Street

Artist impression of the Fellows and Members Lounge (image © Bennetts Associates)

 

Project governance

The College's Move Group meets monthly and is responsible for leading the RCOG's move preparations.  Representatives from teams across the College act as leads for their respective work streams.

A design team comprised of the RCOG's consultants, and headed by architects Bennetts Associates, met fortnightly from December 2017 to May 2019. This group has now been replaced by the ‘Fit-out and Construction Group', chaired by the main contractors 8Build. It oversees the building work taking place at 10-18 Union Street.

The Estates Programme Board meets monthly and has overall responsibility for the project. It is comprised of stakeholder representatives from the Move Group and Fit out and Construction group, as well as representation from, the Board of Trustees, Vice Presidents, Council, and Trainee Committee. The Estates Programme Board reports to the RCOG's Board of Trustees.

 

Local area information and amenities

Parking

Union Street is well connected by public transport and the College encourages all visitors to use public transport where possible. There is no car park available at our new building in Union Street, but there are car parks in the surrounding area.

NCP London Bridge is located approximately 6 minutes' walk from the College:
https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-bridge/

ParkBee is located approximately 10 minutes' walk from the College:
https://parkbee.com/uk/city/parking-london
 

Bars and restaurants

London Bridge and Borough are vibrant areas brimming with markets, shops, galleries, museums, bars and restaurants. We would recommend our Fellows and Members explore what the area has to offer themselves following the move, and may find Time Out Borough area guide and Time Out London Bridge area guide useful.

Fellows and Members visiting the College on business will also be able to take advantage of local discounts through the Buzz Card scheme, offering discounts from retailers, restaurants and bars in the local area. 

 

Parks and green spaces

Amid the hustle and bustle of London Bridge are plenty of green spaces to escape to and enjoy, not to mention the River Thames flowing through the heart of the city, just a short walk from our office.

Crossbones Garden (<1-minute walk)

Situated next door to the RCOG's new home, this garden was once a post-medieval pauper's burial ground. By the time it closed in 1853, it reportedly held the remains of 15,000 people. It is now a memorial garden.
 

Marlborough Sports Garden (<1-minute walk)

Directly across the road, Marlborough Sports Garden contains a football pitch, sand court and facilities for basketball and table tennis. It's free for anyone who lives or works in SE1.
 

Red Cross Garden (3-minute walk)

This attractive small park and its neighbouring cottages were established in 1886. It has since been restored to its original Victoria layout and is now a community garden.
 

Mint Street Park (5-minute walk)

A slightly longer walk from our new building takes you to the larger open green space, Mint Street Park, which sits on the former site of the Evelina Children's Hospital (1869-1976) and is the largest green park in Bankside.
 

Tate Community Garden (10-minute walk)

The Tate Community Garden boasts a pond, orchard, herb and flower beds, and a pergola. The popular garden regularly hosts events for the local community.

Find out more about the Bankside Open Spaces Trust.

 

Union Street area steeped in medical history 

We will find ourselves amongst esteemed medical friends when we move to Union Street. The area is steeped in medical history dating back centuries. The College's plan is to work as part of an established wider medical museum quarter.

Just a short stroll from Union Street is King's College campus that houses Guy's Hospital, Gordon Museum of Pathology, the brand new Science Gallery and a fine statue of RCOG benefactor, Viscount Nuffield. Close by, on the same street as the Shard, is the Old Operating Theatre & Herb Garret, home to a range of obstetric and midwifery equipment.

Across the river, you can head left to find the sites of early Royal College of Physicians homes, founded in 1518, along with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum.

For further information, London Museums of Health and Medicine medicalmuseums.org has details of entry to these fascinating collections.