The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • area / size 56,000 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • Bennetts Associates was tasked with giving the The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists a new functional space in London, England.

    The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ new home provides contemporary office spaces to support new ways of working for its 200+ staff, as well as conferencing facilities and a public café. The building has been made fully accessible and provides a variety of flexible educational, work and social spaces which help to support the RCOG’s brief that their new building becomes a Women’s Health hub that emphasises the importance of health, wellbeing and sustainable design.

    The site at 10-18 Union Street in the London Borough of Southwark comprises two existing buildings, of which the North is a converted hop warehouse dating from 1853 and the South was purpose-built for offices in the 1980s. The proposed scheme covers the majority of the existing courtyard with a new glazed atrium in order to provide a new main entrance and College reception/events space. Located within this atrium will be a large helical stair that joins the two existing buildings, helping to address existing floor level differences, and creating a new dynamic, central sculptural feature.

    Design: Bennetts Associates
    Photography: Jack Hobhouse