On 30 November 2015 we moved to a new, more modern office in the Farringdon area of London.
The move to a new building will have a number of benefits. A more modern working environment will help our staff to work more effectively together, will allow us to improve our IT infrastructure and will be more accessible, especially for wheelchair users and people with sight loss.
It will also mean we can conduct more of our activities in-house such as Council meetings, meetings with stakeholders, training, public events and hearings. Although many in the profession will have fond memories of Harley Street, the new premises will be far more suitable for us as a modern organisation.
The move will help our staff to work in a collaborative way in line with our organisational values. The deal will also provide good value for registrants and we will invest the proceeds from Harley Street carefully to ensure our long-term financial stability.
We have owned a long lease on the Harley Street HQ since 1958, paying a small ground rent each year. We are surrendering this lease, and have appointed Brewin Dolphin as investment advisers to ensure it makes best use of the proceeds for future financial stability.
Our new address is 10 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7NG. It is within a short walk of Blackfriars and City Thameslink stations, as well as St. Paul’s tube.
Map of the new GOC office