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The story of RCPsych's big move

Thursday, 12 December 2013

It is just over two months since the College moved in to 21 Prescot Street - and it already feels like home. The building has played host to countless meetings and events for our members. We have also opened our doors to 400 secondary school pupils from the Greater London area, who attended the College's annual Christmas Debate on 9 December, and yesterday evening we held the first of our Prestigious Evening Lectures in the spacious new conference area - a fascinating account of Jack the Ripper's psychiatrist by Honorary Archivist Dr Fiona Subotsky.

Regular readers of this blog will have seen our three update films charting progress with the building work. A couple of weeks ago, film company Postcard Productions returned to 21 Prescot Street for a final day of filming. This short film tells the story of our big move from the very beginning, and shows how the building was transformed during our ambitious 24-week refurbishment project.



So far, feedback from our members has been very positive. Many have commented on the building's light and spacious feel, and they are benefitting from our vastly improved member facilities including new tele- and video-conferencing facilities.

If you've visited 21 Prescot Street, please let us know what you think by sending a comment to the Website Manager below. 

If you would like to post a comment on the Prescot Street blog, please email the Website Manager, who'll be happy to upload it for you.



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Re: The story of RCPsych's big
Having been to 17 Belgrave Square many times I was pleasantly surprised to visit our new premises at Prescot Street for the first conference on the 7 December under A Great Partnership. Psychiatrist Diaspora Conference.

Our new home is so much better, modern and spacious. We already reaped the benefits of having our own conference facilities as a result of which the conference fee was very low but the ambience was lovely, comfortable and very professional.
The Prescot Street site is very accessible through rail underground and road. It's only 3 stations from Kings Cross and a new Premier Inn is literally next door.

Btw, it was great to meet Vanessa Cameron, Chief Executive of the Royal College; Wendy Burn Chief Academic Officer and Laurence Mynor-Wallis Registrar who all made us feel very welcome.

If you are around do visit it and spend some time in the members area and have a cuppa in the new cafeteria.

Saeed Nazir
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About this blog

The Royal College of Psychiatrists purchased the freehold of 21 Prescot Street E1 in January 2013.

The College plans to move into the new building during the autumn. This blog charts the progress of the ambitious refurbishment programme, from design and planning right through to construction and the final move.