Kathy Evans, Chief Executive
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The building is close to Euston station, the future HS2 development and the developing campus of medical institutions around the Euston Road. It accommodates offices for the college’s 25-30 staff, ancillary training facilities, including seminar and lab spaces and a meeting room for 40 Council Members in a new pavilion at roof level. The façade and interior have been opened up into a triple height entrance space to bring light into the building, with a feature staircase leading to the public areas.
The fabric of the 5-storey building was in relatively good condition but did not meet the requirements of the current building regulations. Where possible, the interior refurbishment has exposed the brickwork, cast iron columns and timber floor structure of the original Victorian warehouse building. Bespoke display cases house the College’s collection of scientific artefacts through the public spaces of the building. The project was completed in December 2014.